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Volvo S80
1999-2003 Volvo S80 2.9 (US)
Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Premier Automotive Group
Production 1998–present
Assembly Torslanda, Sweden
Predecessor Volvo S90
Class Mid-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive

The Volvo S80 is an executive sedan from Swedish automaker Volvo and was introduced in 1998 as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Volvo 960/S90 sedan. The Volvo S80 was built at the Torslanda Plant (Torslandaverken) in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike most Volvo models, it did not have a station wagon version for its first generation. Now, the third generation V70 wagon is marketed as the estate version for the second generation S80 sedan. This is a part of a major product overhaul at Volvo, including a most luxurious large estate and sedan.

It is notable for being one of the first Volvos to depart from the company's traditionally boxy, conservative styling. The S80's styling, with its pronounced beltlines and tail lights that narrow and go from curves to points as they go up, has been adopted throughout the Volvo line, especially on the S60 and S40 sedans.

The first generation Volvo S80 had one of the highest crash test ratings in the world for five years. The second generation Volvo S80 in June 2007 scored the highest "good" rating in the IIHS crash test performance for frontal, side, and rear impacts, continuing in the success of the first S80 sedan. The second generation S80 is better engineered than the outgoing model, in part due to a stiffer more rigid chassis.

First generation

First generation
2004-2006 Volvo S80 (US)
Production 1998–2005
Platform Volvo P2 platform
Engine(s) 2.0 I5 LPT
2.4 L I5
2.4 L CNG/LPG I5
2.5 L I5 LPT
2.9 L I6
2.8/2.9 L twin-turbocharged I6
2.4 L I5 Turbo Diesel
2.5 L I5 Turbo Diesel
Transmission(s) 4 speed geartronic automatic
5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,790 mm (109.8 in)
Length 4,820 mm (189.8 in)
2004-06: 4,849 mm (190.9 in)
Width 1,830 mm (72.0 in)
Height 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Fuel capacity 70 l (15.4 imp gal; 18.5 US gal) (2.4 & Diesels)
80 l (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal) (others)
Related Ford Five Hundred
Ford Freestyle
Mercury Montego
Volvo S60
Volvo V70
Volvo XC90

This S80 sedan being Volvo's flagship model was heavily equipped with numerous safety systems to ensure all occupants safety, including SIPS and WHIPS.

The S80 has three firsts for passenger cars. The first was the use of a built-in, fully integrated GSM phone, complete with both a hands free function and a lift-up hand-set. The second was the fitment of the straight six engine in a transverse mounting. Volvo claims to be the first manufacturer to succeed in mass producing this configuration "in modern time", although British Leyland produced passenger cars using the E6 engine from 1970 to 1981 in cars such as the Austin Princess. No existing manual gearbox would fit in the engine bay with the six cylinder engine, so Volvo had to develop their own, claimed to be the world's smallest manual gearbox, the M65. The previous record holder was also a Volvo gearbox, the M56 developed to fit the wide 5 cylinder transverse engine first used in the 850 serieses cars. Thirdly, the S80 was the world's first car with an environmental specification, covering aspects such as those directly relating to the car such as allergens from textiles and fuel economy and the life cycle of the car from production to dismantling.

For Volvo, the S80 was a major step forward into the age of modern car design, particularly with the use of multiplex wiring.

The S80 was initially available with four different engines. Starting the range was a detuned 2.4-litre 140 hp 5-cylinder. This was also available as a CNG and as an LPG version. The fully tuned version produced 170 PS (125 kW). Next up was a 2.9 L 196 PS (144 kW) 6-cylinder, then 272 PS (200 kW) T6 and finally, the 140 PS (102 kW) 2.5 L TDI (diesel). The 2.9 has a Straight-6 engine while the T6 was powered by a destroked twin-turbocharged version. In 2000 there was the addition of the 200 hp (149 kW) 2.5T, available with standard all-wheel drive. The 2.5T model featured a light-pressure turbocharger. Late 2001 introduced the 163 PS (120 kW) 5 cylinder common rail diesel D5, detuned to 130 PS (96 kW) and sold as 2.4D in some markets. In some European countries the entry level S80 came with a 2.0 litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 182 PS. These were sold in countries where larger capacity engines were penalized by heavy taxes.

Engines

YearModelDisplacementEngineFuelPowerTorque
1998 – 2006 2.4 2435 cc I5 Petrol 140–170 hp (103–125 kW) 220–225 N·m (162–166 ft·lbf)
2000 – 2006 2.0T 1984 cc LPT I5 Petrol 132 kW (179 PS; 177 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2003 2.4T 2435 cc LPT I5 Petrol 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 285 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
2003 – 2006 2.5T 2521 cc LPT I5 Petrol 155 kW (211 PS; 208 hp) 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 2.9 2922 cc I6 Petrol 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1991 – 2004 2.9 2922 cc I6 Petrol 144 kW (196 PS; 193 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 T6 2783 cc twin-turbo I6 Petrol 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) 380 N·m (280 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 T6 2922 cc twin-turbo I6 Petrol 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) 380 N·m (280 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 TDI (Audi engine) 2460 cc turbocharged I5 Diesel 102 kW (139 PS; 137 hp) 280 N·m (206 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 2.4D 2401 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 96 kW (131 PS; 129 hp) 280 N·m (206 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 D5 2401 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) 340 N·m (250 ft·lbf)

Second generation

Second generation
2007 Volvo S80 (US)
Production 2006–present
Platform Y20 platform
Engine(s) 1.6L (4cyl diesel), 2.0L (4cyl), 2.0L (Flexifuel, 4-cyl), 2.0L (4cyl diesel), 2.5 L I5 LPT
3.0/3.2 L I6
4.4 L Yamaha V8
2.4 L I5 turbodiesel
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,835 mm (111.6 in)
Length 4,849 mm (190.9 in)
Width 1,861 mm (73.3 in)
Height 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
Fuel capacity 70 l (15.4 imp gal; 18.5 US gal)
Related Volvo V70
Land Rover Freelander
Ford Mondeo

On January 31, 2006, Volvo unveiled the first pictures of the second generation S80. Generally all features of the car were upgraded substantially. The new S80 will feature a new 3.2 L straight-6 or 4.4 L V8 engine in combination with available four-wheel drive. The second-generation S80 is the first Volvo sedan model to become available with Volvo's compact, transversely fitted V8 with a power output of 315 PS (232 kW; 311 hp) and 440 N·m (320 lb·ft) of torque developed jointly by Volvo Cars engine unit Skövde and Yamaha but built by Yamaha of Japan. With four catalytic converters and advanced electronics, this engine, which was first introduced in the Volvo XC90, is one of the cleanest V8s on the market. The exterior is similar to that of the first generation but is greatly improved with more high strength boron steel in the body for safety. The interior is seen as one of the most comfortable in the automotive industry. A long wheelbase version called the Volvo S80L was launched in China in November 2008 and is 140 mm (5.5 in) longer, with all of the extra length used to increase rear passenger legroom.

This second generation S80 is no exception to Volvo's on going improvements and inventions of safety. The second generation S80 has been given the IIHS 2007 Top Safety Pick Award in overall safety protection. Also again in November the IIHS awarded the 2008 Volvo S80 with Top Safety Award. This S80 performed outstandingly above its German and Japanese rivals. Scores were perfect for frontal, side, and rear impacts. The car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on February 28, and sales began on June 2006. The new S80 is based on the Ford EUCD platform (called P24 by Volvo), also used for vehicles including Ford's S-MAX, Mondeo and Galaxy large MPVs. Some of these Ford vehicles, whilst sharing this platform, and some parts, are distincly different from each other as they compete in different auto market segments. Volvo vehicles on this platform tend to use more high tech parts and more expensive underpinnings.

Volvo's Personal Car Communicator (PCC) remote control will also be an optional feature with the new S80. This feature is fairly new to the automotive industry. Before a driver gets to their car, they are able to review the security level and know whether they have set the alarm and if the car is locked. Additionally, there is a heartbeat sensor that warns if someone is hiding inside the car.


Blind spot detector on side mirrors.

The all new S80 is the first Volvo model to feature Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). Adaptive cruise control helps ensure comfort and relaxed driving by letting the driver select the desired speed and the minimum time gap to the vehicle in front of them. When a radar sensor detects a slower vehicle in front of them, Adaptive Cruise Control adapts to that vehicle by applying the brakes as necessary. As the Collision Warning System senses an impending collision, it alerts with a flashing light on the windshield and an audible alarm. Meanwhile Brake Support offers additional assistance by preparing the braking system so that the car can begin stopping faster and avoid a potentially dangerous situation before it happens. Volvo S80 is also available with a new safety innovation called Blind Spot Information System (BLIS, first seen in Volvo S40) which senses when a person enters the drivers blind spot and Active Bi-Xenon Lights (ABL) to illuminate around curves in the dark. Volvo is known for making historic strides in the production of intuitive new safety systems. BLIS system has been recently introduced at Mercedes-Benz higher specifications cars,nearly two years after Volvo. The second generation Volvo S80 is much more luxurious than the previous generation, and it flaunts its "Scandinavian Luxury" design language. The second generation S80 has already won awards in best mid size luxury sedan interior.

Engines

YearModelDisplacementEngineFuelPowerTorque
2006- V8 4414 cc V8 Petrol 232 kW (315 PS; 311 hp) 441 N·m (325 lb·ft)
2008- T6 2953 cc I6 Petrol 210 kW (286 PS; 282 hp) 400 N·m (300 lb·ft)
2006- 3.2 3192 cc I6 Petrol 175 kW (238 PS; 235 hp) 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)
2006- 2.5T 2521 cc LPT I5 Petrol 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft)
2008- 2.5FT 2521 cc LPT I5 E85/Petrol FlexiFuel 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft)
2008- 2.0 1999 cc I4 Petrol 104 kW (141 PS; 139 hp) 136 ft·lbf (185 N·m)
2008- 2.0F 1999 cc I4 E85/Petrol FlexiFuel 104 kW (141 PS; 139 hp) 185 N·m (136 lb·ft)
2009- D5 2400 cc twin-turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 151 kW (205 PS; 202 hp) 420 N·m (310 lb·ft)
2009- 2.4D 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 129 kW (175 PS; 173 hp) 420 N·m (310 lb·ft)
2006-2009 D5 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 136 kW (185 PS; 182 hp) 400 N·m (300 lb·ft)
2006-2009 2.4D 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) 340 N·m (250 lb·ft)
2008- 2.0D 1997 cc turbocharged common rail I4 Diesel 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)
2009- 1.6D DRIVe 1560 cc turbocharged common rail I4 Diesel 80 kW (109 PS; 107 hp) 240 N·m (180 lb·ft)

2010 update

New features include a choice of 5-cylinder 2.4L D5 twin turbo diesel, 2.4L diesel, or 1.6L diesel engine. The car's exterior was modified to give the S80 a lower, longer and wider stance.

The car was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

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Volvo S90/V90
Volvo S90 sedan (US)
Production 1997-1998
Assembly Göteborg, Sweden
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Engine(s) 2.9L 181 hp (135 kW) I6
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2770 mm (109.1 in)
Length 4850 mm (190.9 in) (estate)
4900 mm (192.9 in) (saloon)
5020 mm (197.6 in) (executive)
Width 1750 mm (68.9 in)
Height 1438 mm (56.6 in)
Fuel capacity 77 L (16.9 Imp. gallons)
(20.3 U.S. gal)

Production of the 960 ended in 1998, with the 1998 model year vehicles renamed as the Volvo S90/Volvo V90. Some 1997 model year vehicles were branded S90 or V90 as well.

The 1992-94 Volvo 960s were built in Kalmar, Sweden. The very first Volvo 960 for the US-market rolled off the assembly line on August 12, 1991, as a 1992 model. The 1995 to 1998 960s were built in Göteborg, Sweden. The first 1995 960 was built on June 27, 1994.

All US cars were equipped with an electronically controlled Aisin AW-series automatic transmission. Beginning in the 1995 model year, European cars with the 2.5 L engines were also available with a manual transmission, the so-called M90, a strong new design that was derived from the Volvo 850's transmission. With the demise of the 2.5 L engine, the M90 was paired with a detuned version of the 3.0 L engine.




Specifications

Models

Beginning in 1985, the 740 and 760 models were available in both saloon and estate forms.

North American model availability:

740 740 GL 740 GLE 740 GLE 16 Valve 740 GLE Turbo Diesel 740 Turbo 740 SE 760 GLE 760 GLE Turbo Diesel 760 Turbo
1983 X X
1984 X X X
1985 X X X X X X
1986 X X X X X
1987 X X X X
1988 X X X X
1989 X X X X X
1990 X X X X X X
1991 X X X
1991 X X
1992 X (wagon)

Engines

These engines were offered on US-spec 700 and 900 series vehicles:

  • B23FT: 2.3 L inline-4, turbocharged
  • B230F: 2.3 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, 114 hp ('85-88 740GLE, '89-90 740GL, '90-92 740)
  • B234F: 2.3 L 16-valve, DOHC, inline-4, naturally aspirated, 153 hp ('89-90 740 GLT)
  • B230FT: 2.3 L inline-4, turbocharged, 160 hp ('85-92 740 Turbo **NOTE: '90-92 models produced 162 hp**)
  • B28F: 2.8 L V6, naturally aspirated, odd fire crankshaft ('82-86)
  • B280F: 2.8 L V6, naturally aspirated, even fire crankshaft ('87-90)
  • D24T: 2.4 L inline-6, turbodiesel, 107 hp (80 kW), variant of the LT35 engine manufactured by Volkswagen.
  • D24TIC: 2.4 L inline-6, turbodiesel, intercooled, 124 hp (92 kW), variant of the LT35 engine manufactured by Volkswagen.
  • B6304: 3.0 L straight-6, naturally aspirated

Other engines offered in other markets include:

  • B19E (offered for the '84 model year only)
  • B23E: 2.3 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection ('84)
  • B23ET: 2.3 L inline-4, turbocharged, utilizing Bosch Motronic engine management ('84)
  • B28A: 2.8 L V6, naturally aspirated, carburated ('82-85)
  • B28E: 2.8 L V6, naturally aspirated, Bosch K-Jetronic, high output ('82-86)
  • B200F: 2.0 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, Bosch LH-Jetronic 111 hp (83 kW)
  • B200K: 2.0 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, Renix ignition, 200K had standard head unlike 230K (introduced for the '85 model year)
  • B200ET: 2.0 L inline-4, turbocharged, Bosch Motronic engine management (introduced for the '85 model year)
  • B200FT: 2.0 L inline-4, turbocharged, Bosch LH-Jetronic 156 hp (116 kW)
  • B204E: 2.0 L 16-valve, DOHC, inline-4, naturally aspirated (introduced for the '89 model year)
  • B204FT: 2.0 L 16-valve, DOHC, inline-4, turbocharged (introduced for the '89 model year)
  • B204GT: 2.0 L 16-valve, DOHC, inline-4, turbocharged (introduced for the '89 model year)
  • B230A: 2.3 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, carburated (1985-86)
  • B230E: 2.3 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection (introduced in the '85 model year)
  • B230K: 2.3 L inline-4, naturally aspirated, Renix ignition, Heron head (introduced for the '85 model year)
  • B230ET: 2.3 L inline-4, turbocharged, Bosch Motronic (introduced in the '85 model year)
  • B230FK: 2.3 L inline-4, turbocharged, Low Pressure Turbo ('95-)
  • B280E: 2.8 L V6, naturally aspirated (introduced in the '87 model year)
  • B230FB: 2.3 L inline-4. naturally aspirated. available in 940
  • B6244: 2.4 L straight-6, naturally aspirated
  • B6254: 2.5 L straight-6 24v, naturally aspirated

Transmissions

Volvo offered various transmissions depending on the year/model/engine combinations including the:

  • M46 manual transmission (4-speed + Laycock de Normanville overdrive)
  • M47 manual transmission (5-speed)
  • M90 manual transmission (5-speed)
  • AW30-40 electronically controlled automatic transmission (4-speed, lockup torque converter)
  • AW70/AW70L automatic transmission (3-speed + overdrive, lockup torque converter on some models)
  • AW71 automatic transmission (3-speed + overdrive)
  • AW72L automatic transmission (4-speed, lockup torque converter)
  • ZF4HP22 automatic transmission (4-speed, lockup torque converter)

Suspension/Axle

There were also different suspension combinations depending on the model chosen:

  • 1030: Standard rear axle
  • 1031: Heavy-duty version of the 1030
  • 1041: Rear axle with Eaton locking mechanism

SE models

Later in 1991, Volvo offered a sedan and wagon badged the 740 SE. The 740 SEs, along with the 740 Turbo sedan, were subsequently discontinued for 1992. The SE badge was in fact one of the more confusing badges. In the US, the 940 SE was in fact a 960 Turbo with the four-cylinder B230FT engine, the 940 SE badge presumably chosen by Volvo in order to maintain the link between name and number of cylinders. In Sweden, the 940 SE was an ordinary non-turbo 940 with some optional extras as standard, most notably painted mirrors and bumpers. In the UK, the 940 SE was a 2-litre Turbo with some extras as standard aimed specifically at the company car market as 2-litre engines receive a tax benefit.

 

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Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90 V8 (US)
Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Production 2003–present
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive

The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Volvo Cars since it was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2002. It is based on the P2 platform, shared with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. As Volvo's top-selling vehicle in the United States, the XC90 was also Volvo's best selling model worldwide in 2005 with 85,994 cars sold.

 

First generation

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90 front.JPG
Pre-facelift Volvo XC90 (Germany)
Production 2003–present
Assembly Torslanda, Sweden
Samutprakarn, Thailand[1]
Shah Alam, Malaysia[2]
Jakarta, Indonesia (Indobuana Autoraya)
Platform Volvo P2 platform
Engine 2.5 L 210 hp turbocharged I5
2.9 L 272 hp I6
3.2 L 238 hp I6
4.4 L 315 hp V8
2.4 L 185 hp (163 hp) Diesel I5
Transmission 5-speed Volvo M56 manual
4-speed GM 4T60-E automatic
5-speed Aisin AF33 automatic
6-speed Aisin AWTF-80 SC automatic
Wheelbase 2003–04 & 2007–present: 2,857 mm (112.5 in)
2005–06: 2,859 mm (112.6 in)
Length 2003–06: 4,821 mm (189.8 in)
2007–present: 4807 mm (189.3 in)
Width 2003-2012: 1909 mm (74.7 in)
2013-: 76.2 in (1,935 mm)
Height 1784 mm (70.2 in)

At its launch for the 2003 model year, it was presented with a choice of two trim levels, the 2.5T and the T6. The 2.5T was the entry level version and offered a 2.5L 20 valve turbocharged inline 5 engine putting out 210 hp (160 kW; 210 PS) and 236 ft·lbf (320 N·m) mated to an Aisin co-developed AW55-50/51 5 speed automatic. The T6 offered a 2.9L 24 valve twin turbocharged inline 6 with 272 hp (203 kW; 276 PS) and 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m) mated to a GM-sourced, Volvo modified 4T65EV/GT 4 speed automatic. While the 2.5T came standard with front wheel drive, a Haldex Traction all wheel drive system was optional. The T6 was offered only with the AWD system.

Facelift Volvo XC90 3.2 (Australia)
Facelift Volvo XC90 D5 (Australia)
Interior

A new Yamaha V8 engine was added in 2005. This 4.4 L Volvo B8444S V8 engine produced 292 hp (218 kW; 296 PS) for the first few models later upgraded to 311 hp (232 kW; 315 PS) and 325 ft·lbf (441 N·m) of torque. The XC90 V8 was priced at just over US$45,000. Volvo sold just over 40,000 XC90 units in North America that year.

The XC90 won the North American Car of the Year award and Motor Trend magazine's Sport/Utility of the Year for 2003.

The XC90 was updated for 2007 with a restyled front and rear and a revised interior. The 235 hp (175 kW; 238 PS) 3.2 L SI6 straight-6 engine replaced the 208 hp (155 kW; 211 PS) B524T2 straight-5 in the base model for the US market. The 2007 XC90 debuted in April 2006 at the New York Auto Show.

The XC90 is produced at Volvo's Torslanda Plant (Torslandaverken) in Sweden.

The Passion Red avatar of the XC90 was heavily showcased in the 2009 Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, which has since become Bollywood's biggest box office success to date. Curiosity and demand for the car went up hugely in India and elsewhere, after its prominent feature in the film.

Safety

As with all Volvo models, the car's safety is a key part of its design. The Volvo XC90's front end is specifically designed to absorb frontal impacts and also deflect any pedestrians up on to the hood of the vehicle rather than underneath the vehicle. Volvo has patented the unique frontal structure that has renowned crumple zones, and a pre-determined positions for the engine and other ancillaries during a frontal impact.

The XC90's roof is reinforced with ultra high strength steel to help prevent a collapse in the passenger cavity in the event of a roll over. This Volvo system is called ROPS, and is closely associated with the Roll Stability Control (RSC), DSTC, and SIPS systems of Volvo to prevent and ultimately minimize effects of a pending accident.

The XC90 has been designed on the rear end to absorb impact energy, but the occupants are also protected by a whiplash protection system. This Volvo WHIPS system cradles the entire body of the occupants when they are jolted during a rear end collision.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volvo XC90 their Top Safety Pick award. The XC90 was granted the IIHS's highest rating of "good" in front, side, rear and roof strength tests and has Electronic Stability Control as standard equipment to receive the award.

The industry-first Roll Stability Control was first introduced in XC90 in 2003.

Reliability

Many owners of the T6 variant reported very early transmission failures, many before 60,000 miles (97,000 km). Some owners reportedly went through two transmissions in that time. The GM-sourced 4T65EV/GT transmissions usually show symptoms of failure by suddenly slipping while in gear. There was not a recall for this issue, but the faults are widely known and documented. Various causes have been said, ranging from engine coolant entering the transmission fluid to problems arising from Volvo's modification of the original GM valve body unit inside the transmission, but none have been substantiated. Non-GM sourced transmissions have not suffered unusual failings of this type.

Many owners of early V8 models in 2005 and some in 2006 have reported problems with the counter-balance shaft. A crevice in the engine block where one of the sealed bearing is located collects water if the engine has been in a wet environment such as washing the engine bay. If the engine is not allowed to heat up and evaporate the water out of the crevice, the bearing will fail prematurely. This issue was addressed and fixed by Volvo by drilling a drain hole in the crevice.

2007 battery recall

At the end of July 2007, Volvo Car Corp. announced the recall of 42,211 2005 model year XC90s in order to check their batteries to avoid the risk of an internal short circuit and fire. The vehicles were manufactured in the Swedish Torslandaverk between June 7, 2004 and May 13, 2005. The recall only applies to cars in the U.S. and Canada. There have been no reports of short circuiting in the vehicles.

 

Second generation

As of May 2011, Volvo plans to bring an all-new XC90 model to the market in the medium term. The model year 2012 XC90 is still first generation. Volvo says 2nd generation mostly will be here in 2013.