Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volvo S90 saloon?
The S90 will have been used on motorways as well as on school runs, so check the car bodywork for stone chips and parking scuffs, as well as for any damage to the alloy wheels.
So far, reported problems with the S90’s mechanical bits are few. There have been issues raised with non-engine electrics, but these have usually been fixed under warranty and within a week.
Volvo is presently in the process of recalling around 70,000 cars in the UK fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, over potential engine fires. There isn't a fix at the moment, so owners are being told to pay attention to any unusual smells coming into the interior, if the engine warning light illuminates, or if the engine hesitates under acceleration. Read our news story on this for further information or contact Volvo directly on 01628 854 210.
Volvo as a brand fared less well in our most recent reliability survey, finishing in a disappointing 20th place out of 32 manufacturers. Data on the S90 was limited but it still managed a good mid-table score in its class. Its sibling the V60 finished top of the executive car class.