The XC90 T6 is notorious for failing transmission. I am surprise you have not gotten the service transmission urgent message on yet? What you will need is to remove the transmission pan to inspect for metal particles and clutch debri. Also you would need to have the left axle removed and inspect the inner plug for damage or to see if it has slipped out. If it did then axle grease has contaminated the fluid. If fluid is burnt or contaminted with clutch debri or metal or axle grease, the proper repair will be to replace the trasmission, the lines, auxiliary cooler and the radiator. If you do not replace those components then you risk contaminating the new transmission and causing it to fail prematurely. After the repairs you will need to update the transmission software as well. What you may want to do is take it in to the dealership to find out if Volvo can help you out with some goodwill or some other form of assistance? You may be require to pay a participation fee or maybe they can have you pay half the labor which would all be warranty labor time plus parts? It is hard to predict what Volvo will do but doesnt hurt to ask? Worse case scenario is they will say no? Keep me posted as to what happens?
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 12:48 AM