The First Generation Volvo XC90, which has been in production from 2002-present, is a luxury crossover SUV available in front-wheel and four-wheel drive. This Swedish import is the manufacturer’s first SUV, and with technologies such as Roll Stability Control and Electronic Stability Control, it quickly became the company’s best-selling car in the United States. Despite the high praise earned by the XC90, like any make and model, this Volvo is known for a small handful of common problems.
Brake Problems: This import demonstrates both pedal and handbrake malfunctions. Mechanics have seen caliper, pad, disk, control module, cable, and other issues.
Sunroof Leak: This leak is usually the result of a clogged drain, and, if ignored, it can lead to severe damage, ranging from extreme molding of the interior of your vehicle to complete electrical failure.
Acceleration Hesitation: Acceleration issues can be dangerous, and they are obnoxious, at best. If your luxury crossover hiccups or there is a delay in acceleration, a specialized mechanic might need to check your XC90’s Turbo Control Valve among other parts and systems.
A/C Delay: Whether your vehicle has been in a frontal-impact collision or your SUV’s air conditioner has always taken a few moments to kick in, the problem might be resolved by replacing the condenser and/or the pulleys.
Starting Issue: Battery, starter, and ignition switch failures can lead to problems starting your vehicle. Many XC90 owners have noticed such trouble after they have taken their car for a short drive, and troubleshooting this delay can be particularly difficult due to a potential lack of thrown codes.
Regardless of your concerns, a local, independent import garage will be ready and willing to help you with your Volvo. These specialists will be knowledgeable about your XC90, and, oftentimes, they can offer more affordable repairs.
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