XC90 Pulls while Braking?
We just purchased a used 2005 Volvo XC90, V8 AWD, 60k miles about two months ago. The car seems to pull to the left while braking, more noticeably at higher speeds above 45 mph or so. You basically begin to depress the brake at those speeds and the car slightly pulls to the left. It is noticeable.
Being somewhat handy, I immediately thought it was a bad front caliper. So I bought two new front calipers and pads, bled the brakes, and I made sure I lubed up the guide pins well too. Rotors looked smooth but I did not get them turned. Took the car out for a test spin, still the same issue.
Bonus! More About The Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is a full-size luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars since 2002 and now in its second generation.
The first generation was introduced at the 2002 North American International Auto Show and used the Volvo P2 platform shared with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. It was manufactured at Volvo’s Torslandaverken. Volvo moved production equipment of the first generation to China and ended Swedish production at the end of 2014, renaming the car as the Volvo XC Classic (or Volvo XC90 Classic).
At the end of 2014, the second generation XC90 was introduced. It is based on a new global platform, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Both generations of the XC90 have won Motor Trend‘s SUV of the Year award in their debuts.
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