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Volvo XC90 Rear Differential

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XC90 Rear Differential Dies, Volvo Pays (some)

I own a 2005 XC90 and it has 54,000 miles on it. We bought it brand new, recently we started hearing a strange sound from the rear of the vehicle and it was diagnosed as the a problem with the rear differential. The dealer quoted $5200 US for repairs and when we asked the dealer why would this happen on car with just 54K miles, the service manager said he would talk to Volvo and they came back and said Volvo will pay for the parts and we have to pay for labor. We took the offer and ended up applying $1300 US. Since then I have been looking up the Internet about this issue and I have seen lots of posts that say this is a consistent problem with all XC90s. Is this the case? Should I get rid of this car?

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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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