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Just received word from my dealer that one of my rear wheel bearings had failed. Problem now is they can't remove wheel hub which is seized onto axle and I need a whole new rear axle. Only 16,000 miles on vehicle. Also have to replace RSE DVD player which no longer would turn on.<p>Anyone else have wheel bearings replaced on '05 XC90 V8? Did you need entire axle to be replaced? Apparently we will be waiting at least a week for axle to arrive from Sweden, they are currently on backorder- Volvo is aware of a significant bearing problem on these models according to my dealer.<p>Not leaving me with a comfortable feeling owning my first Volvo if this is a sign of things to come. I also feel this should have been caught when I brought vehicle in for 15,000 mile service.
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (FirstVolvoV8)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FirstVolvoV8</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone else have wheel bearings replaced on '05 XC90 V8? Did you need entire axle to be replaced? Apparently we will be waiting at least a week for axle to arrive from Sweden, they are currently on backorder- Volvo is aware of a significant bearing problem on these models according to my dealer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wheel bearings do not discriminate with regard model or year with this vehicle, lol. They are equal opportunity when it comes to failing. There are a number of folks hereon (including a few V8 owners) who've experienced early bearing failure.
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (1sttimevolvo)

We just had our right rear wheel bearing replaced at 9028 miles. They did not have to remove/replace the axle.<p>I have asked the dealership to provide me some feedback as to the root cause.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by volvogeek1 at 5:28 PM 4-13-2006</i>
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (1sttimevolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1sttimevolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Wheel bearings do not discriminate with regard model or year with this vehicle, lol. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>According to my dealer the '06 models have a different design regarding accessing wheel bearings. So maybe the bearings still fail on '06 models but they are easier to change out???
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (FirstVolvoV8)

Rather ironic since the original Volvo company was created in 1915 to manufacture, you guessed it, ball bearings!
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (XC-Ski)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>XC-Ski</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rather ironic since the original Volvo company was created in 1915 to manufacture, you guessed it, ball bearings! </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Even more ironic as "Volvo" is latin for "I roll"........ you aint gonna roll far with bad bearings.....
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (FirstVolvoV8)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FirstVolvoV8</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not leaving me with a comfortable feeling owning my first Volvo if this is a sign of things to come..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you think there is a 'perfect' car? If so, everyone would buy only that vehicle.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FirstVolvoV8</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I also feel this should have been caught when I brought vehicle in for 15,000 mile service.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A wheel bearing is a mechanical device. Apperently it wasn't broken at 15,000 miles. It sounds like the bearing got so hot that it (the race) siezed to the axel, or wore the surface of the axel.<br>
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (doug b)

No, I don't think there is a "perfect" car. We have owned new a Ford, Chevy, Honda and used Subaru, Pontiac, and Mercury and they all have had issues. The issue I have with the Volvo is this wheel bearing failure has been a problem for several years not just on the XC90 but with other models and they still apparently have not corrected it. I have never had to replace a wheel bearing on any previous vehicle which were owned well past 100,000 miles.<p>The bearing may have been fine at 15,000 miles, if I thought there was a problem I certainly would have had it looked into although I don't think it was fine at 15,000 and seized at 16,000. It didn't work one day and fail the next. The noise got progressively louder to the point we thought it should be checked out. Dealer agreed that is is difficult to pick up on this issue when you drive vehicle every day.<p>I'm still happy with the vehicle, just not thrilled with Volvos lack of a quicker response to an ongoing problem.
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (FirstVolvoV8)

I had a bearing go at 56k on a nissan maxima, supposedly also a known problem for that car in my model year (Nissan svc notes showed to replace with the following year bearing). It happens in all cars to some degree, even BMW's E39 5 series have bad bearings that go around 60k miles.<p>Our volvo has also been less than stellar with front end issues which is also a multi year, multi engine issue it seems from posts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (need4spd)

I had a front wheel bearing go on a Honda at 40K miles. It was in a 2002 Acura TL. It happens.
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (spideyman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spideyman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had a front wheel bearing go on a Honda at 40K miles. It was in a 2002 Acura TL. It happens.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Kinda funny to mention Honda on this forum, different league in terms of reliability issues <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Really the problem is not if a wheel bearing can go bad, but that I expect they ALL WILL GO BAD. I have ~32,000 miles on a 2003 and have had every other known issue possible. I expect my wheel bearings WILL fail in the not too distant future, followed by a transmission, a 4th CD changer, another steering rack.... <p> The worry is that known problems should be aggressively addressed by Volvo, rather than just waiting for customers to notice. If the bearings are defective, step up Volvo, if steering racks are defective, replace them... <p>I know I am talking about a fantasy, but if they want customers to keep their products and believe they are safe, they need to at least consider fixing a few of the problems my the 3rd going on 4th model yrs!!<p>
 

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Re: 2005 Wheel Bearings (Colorado XC90 T6)

<A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bearing" TARGET="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bearing</A>
 
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