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Common XC90 Fault Codes
These are the most common XC90 fault codes that people are searching for.
Evaporative Emission System Low Purge FlowLearn More
Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Exhaust Valve Control Circuit Low (Bank 2)Learn More
Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 2)Learn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Fuel Pressure Sensor B Circuit LowLearn More
Torque Converter Clutch Circuit IntermittentLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too HighLearn More
Skip Shift Solenoid CircuitLearn More
Idle Air Control Underspeed ErrorLearn More
Invalid Test,throttle not depressedLearn More
Lack Of HO2S22 Switch - Sensor Indicates LeanLearn More
Idle Speed Contr. Throttle Pos. Basic Setting Conditions not metLearn More
Air Pump Circuit Malfunction/ (AIR) System Bank 1Learn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 1Learn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low InputLearn More
A/C Clutch Circuit FaultLearn More
Variable Intake Air System Control Solenoid Valve CircuitLearn More
OSS Circuit Intermittent MalfunctionLearn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High InputLearn More
Vehicle Speed Sensor MalfunctionLearn More
- Manufacturer: Volvo
About the XC90
The XC90, a mid-size SUV, first hit the market in 2002. Since then, Volvo has released only two generations, with the second iteration making its debut in 2015.
Competition for the XC90 typically comes from luxury German manufacturers. Their rival offerings include the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercdes-Benz GLE-Class It also goes up against the Land Rover Discovery.
Like most of the Volvo lineup, the model has strongly moved towards the hybrid and electric vehicle space. With the release of the EX90, a fully electric version, it seems likely the XC90’s days are numbered.
While the newer models are implementing more electrical powertrains, older XC90s relied on traditional engines. One of the main issues they suffered from is P0171, which means that the air-fuel mixture is running too lean.
The main problem with this code is that it does not pinpoint where the problem is likely coming from. This can mean getting professional help is important to help fix the issue, especially considering how the problem can negatively affect performance.
Another issue that comes up fairly commonly for the XC90 is P0420, which means that the catalytic converter is not performing properly.
One of the main causes for this problem is a faulty converter, but with any luck, it can be a simpler and less expensive issue like a leak in the exhaust or issues with the oxygen sensors or their circuits.
The engines in the XC90 have reportedly been prone to suffer from random or multiple misfires, which is shown by code P0300.
This can be just an extensive issue as P0171. Anything that upsets the ideal air-fuel mixture or prevents the cylinders from igniting can cause this problem.
The best way to solve this issue with your Volvo is to look for other codes that can help pinpoint the issue. This should also be taken care of as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to the engine.