Three times, my Volvo XC90's emissions system has thrown a code (don't know which) ONLY when I go over a certain mountain of 4,900 ft. Volvo says replace the emissions system for $4K. Any insights

Asked by Jan 04, 2017 at 11:47 AM about the 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


The elevation will definitely affect your emissions. Your vehicle would have to be tuned for that elevation, area of the country. Your car probably was tune for like up to 1500 ft. elevation since the air is more dense at a lower altitude.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volvo XC90 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi Q7
138 Great Deals out of 6,217 listings starting at $5,995
Used Volvo XC70
65 Great Deals out of 959 listings starting at $1,895
Used BMW X5
331 Great Deals out of 15,635 listings starting at $3,000
Used Acura MDX
468 Great Deals out of 16,439 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,052 Great Deals out of 72,062 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota 4Runner
344 Great Deals out of 26,295 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Highlander
601 Great Deals out of 36,088 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
672 Great Deals out of 41,181 listings starting at $300
Used Ford Explorer
1,205 Great Deals out of 69,242 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
825 Great Deals out of 41,817 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volvo S60
137 Great Deals out of 8,512 listings starting at $1,900
Used Lexus RX 350
522 Great Deals out of 20,816 listings starting at $3,900
Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
167 Great Deals out of 3,930 listings starting at $6,896

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volvo XC90 For Sale
6,240 listings starting at $45,195
2017 Volvo XC90 For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $42,980
2016 Volvo XC90 For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 532 listings starting at $36,595
2014 Volvo XC90 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 152 listings starting at $17,250
2013 Volvo XC90 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 168 listings starting at $12,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.