2016 XC90 T6 Inscription - Crystal White/Amber | 21" 8-spoke | B/W | Vision | Climate | Convenience | 4C Air |
[Yep. The issue was simply a "whine" noise from the engine throughout most RPMs, distinctly different than the turbo and super chargers. We all thought it was the balance shaft, based on a service bulletin. That was replaced but the noise continued. Volvo corporate insisted the balance shaft replaced again. No change. Volvo corporate insisted it changed *again* but the tech refused. This caused some issues between the dealer and Volvo corporate.
Eventually their inspection of the engine showed premature wear on an intake cam shaft bearing. This caused metal contamination through the engine oil. It would have been catastrophic down the road obviously. Allegedly 2 other XC90'S in the US had this same issue. So, all that diagnosis, balance shaft replacements, and a new long block engine replacement...$16,000+.
I don't need to state the obvious here. 54,000 miles is outside factory warranty and I would have been stuck with the bill without the VIP platinum warranty.
I also had a similar incident - At 53K miles, a spark plug exploded in cylinder 3, destroying the cylinder head. Volvo goodwill'ed it and dealer said the overall bill including swapping in all new pistons as part of a recall, was around $15K.[/QUOTE]
Oh wow, I remember reading about the change in spark plug part numbers and the recall. That's horrible, but I'm glad you were taken care of. Amazing what one tiny part of the engine can do if it fails!
It's excellent and provides awesome additional clearance to make it through deep snow or other terrain in spite of all season tires
Off-road mode helps improve the approach and departure angles to same level perhaps better than our 2010's (love the approach angle on that one, it's fantastic for gnarly terrain).
2005 Boxster - EuroDelivery Atlas Grey (Street: Boxster S 18"/Track: Cayman S 18")
2010 XC90 3.2 R-Design AWD - OSD Ice White (Winter: Vulcanis 19"/Summer & Off-Road: Panacea 18")
2017 XC90 T8 R-Design eAWD - OSD (Pole✦ envy) Passion Red (Vision|Convenience|B&W|Climate|HUD|Air 4C|Lighted Running Boards|Tow|Center Booster|iPad|Protective Plate...) w/ChargePoint Home
Our first: 2001 V40 1.9T - OSD Atlantic Blue (Summer: Galactica 16"/Winter: Spectra 15")
I describe the air suspension ride with 21" wheels as taught and controlled, corners flat for the amount of mass. Since that's the way I like it, it's comfortable to me. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee with air suspension and it rides softer, but it's a bit floaty and sways a bit in comparison, so while it's softer, it's not as comfortable to me. You can always try out some 19" wheels to see if that suits your preference.
2016 XC90 T8 Inscription w/Air Suspension