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New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!!

Clearly this is an actual design flaw, not simply a "bad batch of bearings" It affects the yet to be released 2007 Model year!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> It sounds like the location you live in and water exposure may cause some of the issue, or maybe salt water from winter, etc??? <p>Anyone know the cost of bearing replacement without a warranty??<p><B>Rear Wheel Bearing Noise and Water Ingress</B><br>Item: TNN77-16-2006-04-21 Page Count: 1 <br>Some customers may complain of noise coming from the rear wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may also be difficult to remove from the axles. <B>XC90 2003-2007 </B><p>
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

This is crazy, they should be forced the replace these atleast through 100k.
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

Can you provide the link to the TNN please?
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (volvogeek1)

I am not sure if this link will work, but...<p><A HREF="https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=item.getItem&item=TNN77-16-2006-04-21" TARGET="_blank">https://www.volvotechinfo.com/...04-21</A>
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

Thanks for the link, but it looks like you must pay to get the details of the TNN.<p>I am curious what Volvo is stepping up to do to resolve the issue.<p>Thanks... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (volvogeek1)

in a couple of weeks it will be posted on all data and then we can get the details posted here (I checked, that tech note is not up yet, they lag a few months).
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (myxc90)

Yep. That was posted in the thread starter....................... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just a heads up.<p>Rear Wheel Bearing Noise and Water Ingress<br>Item: TNN77-16-2006-04-21 Page Count: 1 <br>Some customers may complain of noise coming from the rear wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may also be difficult to remove from the axles.<p>model years 2003 - 2007<p>
 

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Also found this as well:<p>Rear Wheel Bearing Noise and Water Ingress<br>Item: TNN77-16-2006-04-21 Page Count: 1<br>Some customers may complain of noise coming from the rear wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may also be difficult to remove from the axles.<p>model years 2003 - 2007<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

Mine were replaced just over a year ago...
 

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Does anyone have the TNN info for this issue?<p><br>Any help would be appreciated guys... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>amalgam</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So what kind of noise should I expect from this problem? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I started to hear a loud humming sound from the rear that would kind of go 'wow, wow, wow'. At first I thought it was a tire. If I swerved the vehicle left and right I could make it come and go. I then realized it was not tires. This same thing happened to my wifes XC70 recently. Ended up being wheel bearings. Seems they have a problem in this area...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>amalgam</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So what kind of noise should I expect from this problem? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The first time I noticed it I was behind a vehicle that I suspected had a leaking exhaust or no muffler.<br>After that vehicle turned off the highway, the sound was still present. As the weeks progressed it got worse. Took it to the dealership and they replaced the right rear bearing.
 

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My XC90 is still in the shop waiting for a new axle from Sweden. It's been two weeks now that I've been without the Volvo. It sure will be nice getting back into that vehicle after driving a rental Ford Explorer POS for these past two weeks.<p>The sound from my XC90 also got progressively louder until it became apparent something was wrong and needed to be checked out. It made a loud humming sound inside vehicle.<p>I just hope after waiting two weeks or more they aren't just replacing the whole axle with the same problem bearings.
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

Thanks for bringing this up. I had to pay for the replacement of both rear bearings at 53,000 miles (of course just outside the warranty period <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<p>The total cost for both was <B>$812.49</B>, $460 for labor+$324.24 for two bearings+$28.25 for shop supplies/waste disposal. Arrrgh!!!<p>This got me thinking that I should write Volvo NA and demand my money back. It appears this is a wide spread problem and clearly a design flaw.
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (kaitsu)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kaitsu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The total cost for both was <B>$812.49</B>, $460 for labor+$324.24 for two bearings+$28.25 for shop supplies/waste disposal. Arrrgh!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did you talk to you dealer yet? I am curious about their response.<p><br><B>Can anyone comment on if most failures are coming in areas with rough winters and salt on roads or just good ole water? </B>
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (Colorado XC90 T6)

If you are having a problem with the bearings, you can hear very noticeable, loud, excessive noise coming from the rear. Just brought my 90 in on tuesday for the noise and had both rear bearings replaced, and noticed an immediate difference. Service for having them replaced took only about 2 hours, and is covered under warranty (obviously).
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (drewmin21)

Here is the bulliten:<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Volvo/1145602800000_1148626800000_TNN77-16/images/16.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New TechNote Bulletin On Wheel Bearing Failures-2003 through 2007!!! (drewmin21)

Picked up my XC90 V8 in October. Started with the rear end noise after a wet winter. Noise was load but the local dealer could not get me scheduled till after Memorial Day weekend and said it was OK to drive to Amsterdam. (Nice weekend) Oh, the noise. Got it in the shop on tuesday and both rear bearings were totally shot. No charge and covered under warranty. Drives like new again! Service manager showed me the defective bearing packs and explained how the new ones help prevent moisture from getting in.<br>Cheers!
 
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