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My check engine light came on, then a message read slow down…

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My check engine light...

My check engine light came on, then a message read slow down or shift up

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It stays on, then blinks

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Volvo?

2008 xc90

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XC90 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have tried nothing..I'm having someone come look at Monday morning, I'm at work

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that's it thanks

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Volvo
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Volvo Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required.

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Volvo Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello, my check engine light came on
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
A message reads shut down or shift up
Volvo Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

First thing we would need to do is see what codes were in the system, you can get a free scan at the local auto parts stores and that will give us an idea of whats going on

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it's nothing to do with a thermostat or water pump issue?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is this common with Volvos?
Volvo Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

it could be 100 things I wont know until we do some investigating with the codes and the check engine light is common with the shift up or down, but every story is different on the repair

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