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    Well, in follow up to my earlier comments, I can...

    Well, in follow up to my earlier comments, I can add lots more for my 2006 V8, including the following and these are not normal wear items

    1.failed main electronic module - v costly to fix...
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    Front Wiper Arm Removal

    I am trying to remove the front wiper arms and they don't seem to budge.

    The wipers are in the park mode. I have removed the plastic shield, loosened the nut and tried to wiggle it off without...
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    So far, my research has indicated that it may be...

    So far, my research has indicated that it may be the CEM and related to possible water ingress or some other malfunction in the unit. It may be one or more relays that have failed on the CEM. ...
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    XC90, Electronics, ABS, V8, 2006

    A few days ago received a warning of "Brake Failure Stop Safely" and and for engine service required. Also shows a red-light for ABS. The odometer and trip meters, seat heaters, DSTC don't work....
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    XC90 V8, 2006 - Electrics

    A few days ago received a warning of "Brake Failure Stop Safely" and and for engine service required. Also shows a red-light for ABS. The odometer and trip meters, seat heaters, DSTC don't work....
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    XC90 Driveshaft Issue?

    I have a 2006 XC90 V8 with about 120 km.

    Recently, when I start out, ease on the gas, or sometimes when there is a gear change, it feels the car is getting a slight bump. I don't know how best to...
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    B Pillar Noise from seatbelt movement

    I believe that the noise can be caused by the friction between the seatbelt and the plastic guide in the B Pillar and creates a slight click noise when you move slightly in your seat. I have...
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    Well, the source of the noise was very easy to...

    Well, the source of the noise was very easy to find. I opened the hood and had someone else shift between D and N while I listened for the noise. In two seconds, I found the source - it was caused by...
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    I am advised by the Volvo dealer that the noise...

    I am advised by the Volvo dealer that the noise is a result of play in the splines that connect to the front drive shafts. They recommend refilling with grease and putting in some form of expoxy....
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    2006 XC90 V8 Steering Noise

    My xc90 V8 (2006) has a vibration/knocking type noise coming through the steering wheel when turning it back and and forth when the vehicle is stationary. It is particularly bad when I was turning...
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    2006 XC90 V8 Engine Bay Noise

    For the past few months, my 2006 volvo XC90 (V8) AWD makes a slip chirp type noise (for lack of a better description) when shifting into gear (both reverse or drive) when the engine is cold. It lasts...
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    Reason not to buy: - Very poor gas mileage ...

    Reason not to buy:

    - Very poor gas mileage

    - exhaust system costs about $2k

    - Problems with rear wheel bearings - wear out very early

    - early brake wear
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    Xc90

    Give it some good thought.

    The V8 is a gas guzzler. I get about 13 mpg (US gallons) combined highway/city in a 2006 V8 and that is driving conservatively (though I reside in an area with a fair...
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    Radiator Flush

    Just purchased a 2006 XC90 with a V8 with 80k km (I know a gas guzzler). Was wondering how to flush the radiator. Where are the drains located?

    Also, the location of the transmission dipstick? ...
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    Oil Sludge T5

    I have been looking at purchasing a 2006 XC90, after a deal for a 2006 xc70 fell through. I really like the interior room of the XC90. However, the T5 XC90s that I have looked at have significant...
  16. Thread: 2006 xc70

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    2006 xc70

    I am almost ready to purchase a 2006 xc70. Has DSTC, 4C Chassis, premium sound etc. with about 31k miles. Still has a few months of warranty. However, not being sold by a volvo dealer.

    Anything...
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    Volvo For Sale (The Whole Company)

    Looks like Ford is going to sell the Volvo line to a private Chinese company "Geely Automotive" which currently makes the 1.3L Panda. It wants to acquire Volvo's technology. Is this good or bad for...
  18. Oil Issues

    Thanks for the reference to the TNN article. These are great pictures of what the internals of your engine may look like when you see those deposits on the oil filler cap. Just because the oil...
  19. Oil Issues

    From what I could gather when I spoke with a couple of Volvo specialists when considering the purchase of a Volvo with similar symptoms is that there is a risk associated with the oil or sediment...
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    XC70 Oil issues

    Thanks for all the responses.

    It appears from doing some additional research on the internet that oil sludge problems in the engine plague a number of different vehicles, including Toyota, Audi...
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    xC70 Oil Issue

    The oil changes were done between 12,000 to 14,000 km and it looks like the first oil change was done at about 20,000 km. I see that Volvo recommends every 12,000 km for the 2004 xc70, but that...
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    XC70 Oil Issue

    Could it be oil sludge as a result of lengthy oil change intervals or mixing of coolant and oil and could this lead to premature engine problems or failure???
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    2004 xc70 buying and oil issue

    I am looking at purchasing a 2004 XC70 and was checking the oil and engine. The inside of the oil filler cap has a coating of black deposits on it that is quite baked on. There are also deposits...
  24. While an interesting new design, there appears to...

    While an interesting new design, there appears to be NO bumber for most of the front end and the side bits of bumber are merely soft plastic offering very little in the way of protection. The centre...
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