Volvo for life? Not so sure anymore
Automatic transmission failed at $157,000 kms!! How can 'Volvo' with a reputation of quality, reliability & safety have problems at such low mileage.
The dealership & general manager of Volvo Australia advised there is no known fault. Search the Internet; there are countless references to failure with the automatic transmission in the 2003-4 T6 XC90 model. Most of course occurring outside of the warranty period, as it seems to fail after 100,000 kms.
The fault is the GM 4T65EV/GT automatic transmission; interestingly Volvo have replaced this transmission in their 2006 with a Japanese one, that doesn't present problems.
Getting Volvo to accept responsibility for this fault, & to replace the transmission for no cost is like getting blood from a stone - still fighting that battle.
Anybody else experienced the same problem?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th June, 2008