Just took my 2004 XC 90 T6, 84,000 miles in for an “Urgent Transmission Service” warning message. Dealer diagnosed problems with 2nd 3rd gears, cost estimate $5,200!
I had just taken it to a dealer and found another owner with the very same response – ‘Suspect bevel gear / angle gear failed’ – mine at 58k and his at 72k. Im not sure of the conversion but we had £1300 costs to deal with this.
The first week of September I went to make a left hand turn (on a very busy street I might add) and my transmission went out. I couldn’t move. At only 55,000 miles I thought I might have some luck with our dealer or Volvo and getting this replaced for free. Yeah right, what was I thinking. We had to replace the transmission for more than $4,000.00.
Our 04 XC90 T6 has been diagnosed with a leaking rear final drive. Cost to replace? $4400. The vehicle has 51000 miles on it; the warranty expired last June, but we purchased it in December.
Join the club! My ’03 with 64000 miles needs a new transmission.
My concern with the whole issue is that I spent quite a deal of money for this vehicle, and feel strongly that Volvo has to give an explanation why why a vehicle with just 62,00 miles has to have a new transmission.
I own a 2005 xc90 with less than 20,000 miles and the transmission went out on it last Thursday.
Owners past and present of model year 2003, 2004, and 2005 Volvo XC90 T6 vehicles equipped with a General Motors transmission may see money this October. Almost two years ago a law firm filed a class-action suit against Volvo. Here at MVS we've been railing against buying a XC90 T6 for a good long while, and we continue to shout warnings about the GM transmission in the T6 model from every rooftop we can.
XC90 Transmission Fluid Flushing All 5 speed auto's by A-W use JWS-3309 spec fluid. Switching it to Mobil1 synthetic will mess that transmission up. That said, Mobil-3309 would be an excellent choice in that case. Just check your owner's manual to make sure of the fluid but as far as I know, besides those with the GM transmission, the A-W (Aisin-Warner's) take the newer fluid. If you have a GM transmission and it calls for Dexron-III then yeah, the Mobil1 Synthetic ATF would be fine.XC90 2004 TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSH
MVS Volvo Forums member skippyxc90 scores a touchdown (hey, it's Superbowl 49 in 3 days) with this outstanding Volvo XC90 3.2 Transmission Flush DIY. He performed it on his 2008 XC90. Save a few hundred dollars by doing it yourself. Here's how. I'm about to perform a complete transmission flush. These are the steps that I'm going to follow: 1. Disconnect Negative and Positive terminals of the battery. Remove Air Cleaner Cover. Remove 2 screws for Fresh Air Hose in front plate. Remove Fresh Intake Hose... Volvo XC90 3.2 Transmission Flush DIY