Once the icon of restrained luxury and bank-vault safety, the Swedish automaker Volvo fell on tough times, seeing sales slump because of an aging, uninspiring model line. Now flush with an $11 billion cash infusion from its Chinese owner, Geely, Volvo's XC90 flagship SUV represents a make-or-break moment, its executives admit.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Once the icon of restrained luxury and bank-vault safety, the Swedish automaker Volvo fell on tough times, seeing sales slump because of an aging, uninspiring model line. Now flush with an $11 billion cash infusion from its Chinese owner, Geely, Volvo's XC90 flagship SUV represents a make-or-break moment, its executives admit. The XC90 could be the vehicle that wins back those who walked away and attracts those who never thought they would find a Volvo in their garage.

When automakers say that a car is "all new," they're usually fibbing. It can mean just a nip and tuck of sheet metal or some refined interior-trim pieces. In the case of the XC90, though, Volvo is boasting about a new vehicle platform that will spawn a slew of other models, a new engine and transmission family, and a new infotainment system that could pass for an iPad by Ikea.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (250 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (316 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (400 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Volvo XC90 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Android Auto

"Replying to a text message by voice never works. It'll read you the text and ask if you want to reply. You say 'yes' and it says what's the message? After you speak the response it repeats it back, but it usually has the word message as the first word of your response. It's obviously starting to record the response before she finished asking what's the message and it picking part of that up. Additionally, once she is done repeating it she asks if you want to send it or change it.. If you reply send it she responds with ok, What's the message? as if you said you wanted to change it. I finally just exit the option and respond on my phone because it rarely works."

Jason M., AZ (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Apple CarPlay

"Was using Car Play normally with iphone connected to car. Stopped for gas, turned off car, got gas and restarted car. When Car Play started again, the display said that Car Play was already in use by a different user (even though this was still the same phone I was using prior to car shutdown). I selected an option to cancel the previous Car Play user and the system locked up. Could not use Car Play again for several vehicle restarts and several days elapsed time. Problem has not reoccurred. Again, points to lack of robustness in software development and verification. Volvo should be ashamed of the quality level of the Sensus system"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"does not work correctly been in the shop 5 times to have it reprogramed"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screen will freeze between transition, when utilizing more than two functions e.g. Gps, xm radio, climate control"

Chad J., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On several occasions, the display (or functions in the display) froze and would not respond normally. Required restarting the car to return to normal operation. Display is often slow to initialize on starting the car. I am often out of the driveway before the backup camera comes on making this function useless many times. I like the MMI (except for the radio user interface which is horrible), but the occasional lockups and slow response will prevent me from buying another Volvo"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system was slow to boot up and had some glitches at times. The slow boot-up would prevent the back-up camera from being operable so it was frustrating to wait for the software before backing up and leaving somewhere"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Software interaction between the incar GPS and Apple Carplay caused the Sensus system to keep displaying and vocalizing an error message every 10 seconds. Sensus was completely taken over by the error and left me unable to stop it or use any other functions (radio, climate,etc). Had to pull off the highway and restart the car, then use voice control to stop the Nav system and then restart the car again to make it stop. Software update supposedly fixed the problem."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The Technology Features, especially the Navigation, and the Bluetooth / Wi-Fi connectivity are poorly designed. The computer processor that powers the technology is underpowered and leads to slow responses. In addition, I am concerned that necessary future software updates / upgrades will be fewer and fewer as newer cars are introduced and attention shifts to them."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The center display locked up on several occasions in several different scenarios. In one, the GPS system kept repeating that it couldn't navigate to the desination (at full volume, every 10 seconds). The whole display was locked in this mode and the only way I was able to get out of it was to use voice commands to cancel GPS navigation. In this situation all functions controlled by center display (Nav, Air Conditioning, radio, etc) were unavailable. The Sensus system has not been through enough testing to be installed in the car. I've had several failures each with different conditions. Volvo said the software updates should fix it but there was not evidence that I experienced known problems with specific fixes for my problems. In another, the system said a major failure had occurred and I should pull over to the side of the road. Turned the car off and back on and there was no sign that an error occurred. Volvo techs said there was nothing in the vehicle electronic log indicating this error occurred. How frustrating is that??? Again, Volvo's software testing is wholly inadequate for a vehicle, especially one supposedly of this quality and class."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Hardware replacement

"Display screen began to flake off INTERNALLY and develop black spots. Total are about the size of a quarter, with flecks here and there. Once dealer determined it was not my fault, Vovo agreed to replace the screen under warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The position on the gps became inaccurate and needed to be recalibrated"

Jim L., IA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Navigation/GPS crashed, while 200 miles away from home, in the second month of ownership of new vehicle"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"For a technologically advanced car, the navigations system is archaic. There was one situation where it was completely off and showed my car in the middle of the ocean. Yikes.."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Nightmare, very difficult to change, will not connect for Bluetooth audio on first attempt consistently requires repeated attempt to connect"

Chad J., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is an echo on the receiving end."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Radio

"Radio comes on or shuts off on it's own randomly"

Angelos S., MA (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Radio often comes on when I start the car even when it wasn't left on when I turned the car off. Radio comes on when driving and I haven't turned it on myself"

Anonymous, (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"Easy and generally worth the trip to the dealer for the extra info you pick up."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"dealership moved no dealer in area"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"Interesting: there's a problem; you go for a software update; two hours later - all is fixed and they wash the car for you. Zero charge."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the electronics are horrible, very sorry we bought the car"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"no dealership in area"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Climate system had trouble switching from winter to summer mode. This prevented the air flow from coming thru dash vents and instead routed to windshield defroster. It was still cool, but did not direct air properly until damper finally moved to rout air properly."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System intermittently blows hot air instead of a/c"

Anonymous, (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"Apparently a rock hit the evaporator cooler which caused a leak of the refrigerant. Due to heat, it was difficult to drive car very far. Repair was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"The electric heater for the car stopped working. This car is a plug in hybrid, so when the electric motor was running, there was no heat. When the actual gas engine was running, there was heat."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

"Couldn't get heat in vehicle, even after extended driving time. Happened intermittently."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"Required new brake pads at 14,500 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Volvo XC90 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car required new pads and rotors at 17,000 miles. This is far earlier than one would expect from any car, let alone a Volvo. Repair costs were $825"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dealer recommended rear brake replacement at 28000 miles due to wear. Electronic rear calipers apparently drag or are slow to release causing additional wear, but dealer said brakes are a wear item and not subject to warranty. Worst break wear performance I've ever seen in a car. Clearly a design issue, but not admitted by Volvo"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"We bought the Volvo new with just a few miles on it. At approximately the 9,000 mile mark I noticed that the front brakes were vibrating upon braking. The problem got worse and worse until I reported it to the dealer at 19,000 miles. The Volvo dealership said I needed new front rotors but they wouldn't cover it under warranty. I had the rotors replaced by an independent shop after I found out that the Volvo dealer had NO Volvo certified mechanics in their shop."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"It's been in the shop 2 times for brakes squealing. The first time they said they added some sort of lubricant and the second they said they replaced the brake pads. The brakes still squeal"

Jason M., AZ (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Auto stop/start function only worked intermittently. Dealer tried 7 times to repair with little success. Volvo actually replaced the car at no cost to me. They are aware of this problem and are still looking for permanent fix"

Paul E., PA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the car went into limp mode and I was able get to a parking lot. When you pressed the gas the car wouldn't go . Towed to dealer and it has a computer problem . No trouble since"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The first time my car turned off and would not turn back on, I was driving. I stopped at a red light. Part of the fuel economy of the vehicle is to stop running and reignite when you press the gas. It simply would not do this and would not move. It also would not complete turn off, or allow me to place the vehicle in park. I finally opened the driver door which caused a safety feature to completely shut the vehicle off. I then was able to reignite the ignition. From this point on I would periodically be unable to start my vehicle. This would happen without any warning. Battery was replaced. Vehicle was towed to dealership 3X and diagnostics were run. They were never able to properly diagnose the problem. This problem seems to be caused by cold weather but the dealership insists the vehicles connections are all good."

Anonymous, (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"The Volvo has a constant problem with the self sealing gas "cap" (more like a flap) leaking and setting off the warning light. My Volvo dealer in Ocala can't fix it because none of their mechanics are Volvo certified so they can't do warranty repairs."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Panel warning lights about fuel system. Apparently there were problems with a leaking fuel filler neck on the fuel tank. Neck was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Faulty ground wire. 3 times in a month."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"one day the air suspension failed with a loud hissing noise and no longer functioned. The same day the headlight system failure warning came on. The light problem was solved by a software fix. The dealer claimed there was nothing wrong with the air suspension. Then the vehicle was much lower to the ground and would bottom out on road bumps. The dealer again reported they could find no problem but when they measured the distance from ground to frame they put more air in the suspension system and that seemed to solve the problem. Very worrisome that there does not appear to be anything in the dealer's manual to establish the correct settings. The whole vehicle has overly complicated computer systems. A number of my problems appeared to disappear after a third or forth software update"

J P., AZ (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Remote engine starter

"The remote engine start FREQUENTLY doesn't work. In fact, it didn't work for months. They released an update but it was such a mild winter there is no way to know if this actually fixed the glitch or not. Worst part, the screen of the phone would show that the car didn't start and then it was running IN MY gARAGE!"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Electronic Module failed twice, dealer replaced and car is running great now"

Brian S., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"One of the back passenger door hinges stopped working properly causing the door to get stuck shut or stuck open. The latch was broken, I believe to repair it, they replaced the latch at no cost to me."

Anonymous, AK (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat controls - manual

"rear seat latch inoperable, had serval friends attending an event and I was driving, they could not get into car"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat controls - movement

"rear seat not operable for 50 year old female, very frustrting"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Auxiliary battery that runs accessories when engine is stopped via auto stop/start would sometimes drain causing stop/start not to function"

Paul E., PA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"The entire defective and growling rear electric drive unit (except the battery pack) was just replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"This vehicle was custom ordered and I waited 4 months for delivery.on the third day the electrical system failed and could not be repaired within 1 month. The comply failure was due to to shorting out of the Hybrid control module. Searching online I found multiple owners who had experienced the same problem including one poor fellow to whom it had happened 3 time ! It is my understanding that Volvo is silently recalling all T8 hybrids to replace this unit which is manufactured by Seimens and is"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid )

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Panaramic Sunroof shade track squeaks anytime the car is in motion over a rough road (which is almost all roads). It appears to be either the shade frame rubbing on the tracks of the tracks themselves are not bolted tightly to the roof."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a fair amount of rattling within this car. The rear seat belts would often not return to their proper resting place and cause a very distracting rattle. In general, it is not a quiet ride."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Really irritating squeak/rattle and can't tell where it comes from."

T S., FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Sensor warning light came on. Completely rectified by Volvo at no cost."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel cap

"Fuel cap would not open."

Angelos S., MA (2017 Volvo XC90 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge often does not show full after a fill-up. Then it jumps to what appears proper after a few drives. Distance to empty also jumps significantly and cannot be depended upon."

T S., FL (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Drive shaft was replaced as it. Was making a lot of noise and had become mishapen."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Electrical failure

"The plugin hybrid feature stopped working. The port and onboard charger needed to be replaced."

Steven S., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

"The module that transfers power from the hybrid engine to the gas engine on initial startup failed"

Brian S., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The dealer just fixed a small gap without rubber seal between two passenger side doors."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The top of the dash developed a large (8) bubble near the passenger side windshield."

Steven S., TX (2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

"We kept getting air suspension fault/failure warnings, particularly in weather below zero. We had to have it in for service three times and they struggled to fix it. I'm not sure it 's fixed now because it only acts up on the very cold weather and the weather passed."

Anonymous, VT (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibration in the steering wheel and driver side was first noticeable summer 2019. It happens mostly when braking on the highway at high speeds, but can also be felt driving on the highway. This seems to only happen when the car is warmed up and did not happen in the winter time at all. The dealer has attempted to fix it on several occasions but have been unable to."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust has a vapor leak that leads to a terrible noise when exhilarating. Had the same issue on our 2016 (which Volvo bought back from us) and we now have the same issue on our 2017"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Volvo XC90 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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