Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Replacement Interval

It is important that you change the timing belt (also called a cambelt) in time on your Volvo XC90. On this page you will find more information about the timing belt replacement intervals on a Volvo XC90.

I have collected information about various popular diesel engines and petrol engines from 1997 to 2016.

You will also find information about which engines in Volvo XC90 that have a timing chain instead of a timing belt.

When should the timing belt be changed on a Volvo XC90?

The timing belt replacement intervals are different depending on what model year and engine you have in your Volvo XC90.

Further down on this page you will find information about the intervals for different years and engines.

Also keep in mind that some motors have a timing chain. These usually do not need to be replaced.

If you hear a rattling sound from a motor with a timing chain, it may be a sign that the chain needs to be replaced.

Consult a mechanic if you hear a strange engine noise, especially if it is a rattling sound.

Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Replacement Intervals

Below are some examples of different timing belt replacement intervals. Keep in mind that both years and mileage are important to keep track of.

Even if your car has not traveled many miles, a timing belt still needs to be replaced. The material in the timing belts gets worse with age even if you do not use your car very often.

If you do not find your year model or engine, you can often find the information in your instruction manual or by calling a workshop.

Here you will find information on timing belt replacement for other Volvo models.

Volvo XC90 2003 – 2006

Here you will find intervals for the Volvo XC90 between the years 2003 and 2006.

ModelHorsepowerKilometresYears
Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 2003 – 2006210 hp160 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 2003 – 2006272 hp160 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 4.4 V8 AWD 2003 – 2006315 hpTiming chain
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2003 – 2006163 hp160 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2003 – 2006185 hp150 000 kilometres10 years

Volvo XC90 2007 – 2014

Here you will find intervals for the Volvo XC90 between the years 2007 and 2014.

ModelHorsepowerKilometresYears
Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD 2007 – 2014238 hp??
Volvo XC90 4.4 V8 AWD 2007 – 2014315 hpTiming chain
Volvo XC90 D3 2007 – 2014163 hp180 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D4 2007 – 2014163 hp180 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2007 – 2014185 hp180 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2007 – 2014200 hp180 000 kilometres10 years

Volvo XC90 2015 – 2020

Here you will find intervals for the Volvo XC90 between the years 2015 and 2020.

ModelHorsepowerKilometresYears
Volvo XC90 T5 AWD 2015 – 2020250 hpTiming chain
Volvo XC90 T5 AWD 2015 – 2020254 hp240 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 2015 – 2020310 hp240 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 2015 – 2020320 hpTiming chain
Volvo XC90 D4 2015 – 2020190 hp150 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D4 AWD 2015 – 2020190 hp150 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2015 – 2020225 hp150 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 D5 AWD 2015 – 2020235 hp240 000 kilometres10 years
Volvo XC90 T8 TwEn AWD 2015 – 2020392 hp240 000 kilometres10 years

Does a Volvo XC90 have a timing belt?

Yes, most Volvo XC90 engines have timing belts.

There are some engines that have a timing chain instead of a belt, but that is not very common in Volvo XC90 engines.

What happens if a timing belt breaks on a Volvo XC90?

If the timing belt breaks on your Volvo XC90, your car will be stranded. It does not matter if the belt comes off completely, or if some teeth come loose.

You can not drive the car anywhere before you fix it. Neither home or to the nearest workshop.

A broken timing belt means that your car must be towed or taken on a car transport from the site.

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