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Received an error message "Transmission Oil Temp gh" XC90

Customer Question

Received an error message "Transmission Oil Temp High" for 2005 XC90 V8. We are traveling north and have a bit of cargo. Can't figure out the code's meaning - is it due to driving 85 mph in high heat over a few hundred miles?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also, message disappeared on it's own within a couple minutes.b
Expert:  internal88 replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon.

That is correct. The transmission working too hard and the transmission fluid is overheating due to heavy load.

Expert:  internal88 replied 2 years ago.

When was the last time you did the transmission fluid change. If not, you should do one.

Expert:  internal88 replied 2 years ago.

This is the only way to protect the transmission from overheating.

Expert:  internal88 replied 2 years ago.

For now, you will need to cool down the vehicle and drive in cruising speed at 60 MPH.

Expert:  internal88 replied 2 years ago.

Please rate me positive for the prompt service. Thank you!

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the help. I had been hoping for a quicker turnaround (not necessarily your fault) but the "wait time" was indicated at 30 minutes, and I waited quite a bit longer. Considering we were traveling, it would have been great to get some guidance sooner.