2016 XC90 T5 Inscription here. The vehicle has been a dream to drive but about 2,000 miles after its 50,000 mile mark I started to notice a bit of chatter in the suspension over light roads at low speeds. This seemed to be most apparent when the car was first started and driven, and not so much as the day went on...? There was about a month of this and I'm guessing it's the struts. Searching online it doesn't seem to be too uncommon and I guess I'm lucky they lasted this long.
Fast forward to today and the entire air suspension system is shot. The air suspension service required warning shows up on the dash as soon as you start moving. The vehicle will not go up or down. It'll try - or at least act like it - but just stay stuck in whatever position it was headed in, so if Off Road is selected the visual indicator stays pointing up, or if Dynamic is selected the indicator gets stuck pointing down. There are no mechanical sounds when this is happening, it just shows the indicator (which won't go away unless the car is restarted) and doesn't move up or down.
I have no idea what's actually wrong, but since the vehicle is juuust out of warranty the repair cost is mine alone. Awesome.
So I guess I'm kind of venting and wondering what you would do. Throw down the likely thousands of dollars to have a 50,000+ mile out of warranty XC90 repaired? Sell it to someone who doesn't mind broken air suspension at a severe loss with a lesson learned?