Does An Volvo XC90 Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Volvo XC90 Belt Or Chain

From 2016 to 2021 the Volvo XC90's 2.0L Turbo engine has a timing belt and is an interference engine.

From 2007 to 2021 the Volvo XC90's 3.2L Straight 6 engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine.

From 2005 to 2011 the Volvo XC90's 4.4L V8 engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine.

From 2003 to 2006 the Volvo XC90's 2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 engine has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

From 2003 to 2005 the Volvo XC90's 2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 engine has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

For example, the 2021 Volvo XC90 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged option has a timing belt while the 2014 Volvo XC90 3.2L Straight 6 option has a timing chain.

Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2016 to 2021 2.0L Turbo timing belt interference
2007 to 2014 3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference
2005 to 2011 4.4L V8 timing chain interference
2003 to 2006 2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 timing belt non-interference
2003 to 2005 2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 timing belt non-interference
Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90

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Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2020 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2019 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2018 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2017 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2016 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2015 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbocharged
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2014 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.2L Straight 6
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2013 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.2L Straight 6
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2012 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 3.2L Straight 6
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2011 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference lifetime
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference lifetime
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference lifetime
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference lifetime
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.2L Straight 6 timing chain interference lifetime
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2006 2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and a non-interference engine while the 2005 4.4L V8 Volvo XC90 engine has a timing chain and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 timing belt non-interference 105k miles
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2005 2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 and 2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and both are non-interference engines while the 2005 4.4L V8 Volvo XC90 engine has a timing chain and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 timing belt non-interference 105k miles
2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 timing belt non-interference 120k miles
4.4L V8 timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Volvo XC90 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2004 2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 and 2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 Volvo XC90 engines have a timing belt and both are non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Volvo XC90 Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L Turbocharged Straight 5 timing belt non-interference 105k miles
2.9L Turbocharged Straight 6 timing belt non-interference 120k miles

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