I answered some of your questions below, as far as I could. My XC90
was built in March 2005, and has the D5 engine (I'm living in Belgium).
You will find more information about the XC90 on Volvo forums, as
pointed out already. I often look at the following ones, but I would
also like some more discussion about the XC90 in this group...
> 2. Have the Bi-Xenon headlights.
I don't have them, as Belgium is famous for its highways lit at night
like a baseball stadion...
> 3. There are two aluminum trim strips on the left rear passenger door
You mean the chrome strips at the outside of the window? It is a known
problem that they come off, although I don't have it myself.
> 4. Two missing bolts? Remove entire grocery bag cover, revealing battery
> storage area in rear. Look in front left and right corners of that storage
> area - there are two threaded holes in each corner, with no bolts in them in
> our car. [...] Anyone else notice these missing in their XC90?
Yep, they are also missing in my car. It seems like they are not
really needed however, as the rails are not moving without them.
> 5. Same storage area, except at the forward center area of storage area,
> where the center of the grocery storage cover rests, at the front lip (well,
> the lip towards the FRONT of the vehicle). There is a metal bracket in the
> center of forward lip, with two holes a few inches apart. The right hole
> has a plastic snap fastener, the left one does not. I suspect the cover
> rests on that metal bracket's snap fastener(s), thus the left hole should
> also have a plastic snap fastener for the cover to rest on. Does anyone
> have two of those round black snap fasteners installed on theirs?
No, only one. I looked carefully and it serves to fasten the cover
piece (i.e. the bottom of the storage area) in between the grocery
storage cover and the back of the third row seats. There's a black
metal bracket from that cover piece to the fastener, but not for the
Seems like some bean-counters did work on the XC90 for MY 2005 ;-)
> 6. Have to hold steering wheel slight left of center to go straight.
I don't have this, at least I did not notice it yet. Of course, my
engine is less powerful.