Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volvo XC90 4x4?
The XC90 is a large car and will have been used on school runs, rat runs and in tight car parks; so check bodywork carefully for scuffs and the alloy wheels for any kerb damage.
You should also inspect the carpets and upholstery for stains or marks, especially on versions with a light colour interior.
A problem was found with the vehicle connectivity module (VCM), which sends location information to the emergency services after a collision. It applies to cars constructed between 4 May 2016 and 19 August 2016.
Seatbelt may separate from buckle
A small number of cars made between 16 February 2015 and 19 August 2016 had a problem with front seatbelt buckles that may not have been punched correctly during production. This could result in the buckle and seatbelt bracket separating during a collision.
Engine cooling hose may break
An engine coolant hose has been found to fail on a relatively small number of XC90 models built since the start of production and 26 May 2019, but your Volvo dealer will be able to tell you if your car is one of those affected.
Third-row seatbelt pretensioner
A pretensioner, which forms part of the seatbelt restraint system, has been found to be faulty on examples made between 21 November 2016 and 1 March 2017. It applies to the seatbelt fitted to the third row seat on the driver's side of the vehicle.
In March 2020 Volvo recalled nearly 750,000 vehicles worldwide amid concerns that their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are faulty.