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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2017 S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles; AIR BAGS
Report Receipt Date: MAR 01, 2017 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V127000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 112 

MARCH 2017 -- Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2017 S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and number 214, "Side Impact Protection." If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front seat side air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017. Volvo's number for this recall is R89712. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 16V-918. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2017 S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles; AIR BAGS
Report Receipt Date: DEC 21, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V918000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 377 

JANUARY 2017 -- Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2017 S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles manufactured August 16, 2016, through October 21, 2016. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and number 214, "Side Impact Protection." If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front seat side air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volvo's number for this recall is R89712. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles; SEAT BELTS
Report Receipt Date: NOV 02, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V798000 
Component(s): SEAT BELTS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 74,027 

NOVEMBER 2016 -- Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles manufactured February 16, 2015, to August 22, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate from the seat belt bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages" and number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." If the seat belt buckle separates from the bracket, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 12, 2016. Volvo's number for this recall is R89708. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2016-2017 Volvo XC90 and S90 vehicles; AIR BAGS , EQUIPMENT
Report Receipt Date: SEP 26, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V690000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS , EQUIPMENT 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,766 

SEPTEMBER 2016 -- Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Volvo XC90 and S90 vehicles manufactured April 15, 2015 through September 19, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning may leak into the passenger compartment due to a drain hose installation error during manufacturing. Significant water drainage into the passenger compartment may adversely affect air bag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain hose for proper installation, replacing the hose as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November the 14, 2016. Volvo's number for this campaign is R89707. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2016 XC90 vehicles; VISIBILITY 
Report Receipt Date: MAY 04, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V268000 
Component(s): VISIBILITY 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,697 

MAY 2016 -- Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 XC90 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2015, to April 23, 2016. The sunroofs on the affected vehicles have a switch on the overhead console that may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from being unintentionally pressed. When pressed, the sunroof may fully close. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems." If the switch is unintentionally pressed and the sunroof panel closes, there is an increased risk of occupant injury. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software upgrade that disables the auto-close function, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2016. Volvo's number for this recall is R89702. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Report Receipt Date: SEP 02, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V555000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,855 

SEPT 2015 -- Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles manufactured April 8, 2015 to August 19, 2015. In certain driving conditions when using the automatic engine stop/start function, the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting when necessary. If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2015. . Volvo's number for this recall is R39574. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2016 Volvo XC90 vehicles; AIR BAGS 
Report Receipt Date: AUG 06, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V497000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,911 

AUGUST 2015 -- Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo XC90 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2015, to July 10, 2015. The third row seating side curtain air bags may not fully inflate. Underinflated air bags may not fully protect third row occupants, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will modify the D-pillar interior panels to allow full inflation of the third row airbags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2015. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2011-2012 S60 vehicles; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Report Receipt Date: NOV 22, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V592000 
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,929 

DECEMBER 2013 -- Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S60 vehicles manufactured June 22, 2010, through May 14, 2012, and equipped with 5-cylinder B5254T5 (VIN code 62) engines. In the affected vehicles, the vehicle may not alert the driver of a low oil pressure situation. Without being warned of a low oil pressure situation, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle until it stalls, which increases the risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software so that the driver is alerted should there be a low oil pressure situation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around the end of December 2013. Volvo's number for this campaign is R29436. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain 2014 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles
Report Receipt Date: AUG 21, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V377000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,767 

SEPTEMBER 2013 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2014 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles equipped with keyless ignition. In the affected vehicles, the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will not perform as intended. As a result, the front windshield wipers might run continuously when the ignition is on. Also, the turn signals, high beams, and headlight switch might not work. Malfunctioning head lamps and/or turn signals increase the risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the CEM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Volvo is recalling certain model year 2013 S60 and XC60 vehicles
Report Receipt Date: MAR 05, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V084000    @  www.Safercar.Gov
Component(s): EQUIPMENT 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7 

MARCH 2013 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2013 S60 and XC60 vehicles, manufactured on January 7, 2013. The product identification labels were printed with the incorrect manufacture year. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification Regulation.With an incorrect date of manufacture on the certification label, the vehicle owner may not be to determine if they are affected by future vehicle recalls, increasing their risk of a crash of injury.Volvo has quarantined the affected vehicles and will install correct labels prior to sale. The recall is expected to begin by March 8, 2013. Owner notification letters will not be sent. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS:  Volvo is recalling certain 2013 S80 and XC70 vehicles

AUGUST 2012 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2013 S80 and XC70 vehicles. A software error within the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will result in the "TPMS Service Required" message appearing after approximately 15 minutes of accumulated driving over 25 mph. The error will prevent the Tire Pressure Monitoring System from warning the driver that a tire needs air. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring System." A malfunctioning TPMS cannot warn a driver that a tire is underinflated. Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. Volvo will notify owners and dealers will reprogram the vehicle's TPMS. This service will be performed free of charge. Volvo has not provided a notification schedule. .  Volvo's safety recall number is 256. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.  12V-415

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NEWS:  Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 S80 vehicles

JULY 2012 --  Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 S80 vehicles. A software error may prevent the transmission from downshifting such as shifting from fifth to fourth gear when coasting. This may result in decreased engine rpms and possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the software to the transmission control module, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, july 19, 2012. The Volvo recall campaign number is 255. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov12V-317

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NEWS:  Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60 and XC60 passenger vehicles

MARCH 2012 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60 and XC60 passenger vehicles. An incorrect mixture of underbody coating and over-application can result in rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from vehicle’s undercarriage. If this condition exists, the underbody coating may penetrate the fuels lines and cause fuel leakage, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the vehicle undercarriage, and if excessive underbody coating is found in the fuel line area, it will be removed. If the inspection reveals that the fuel lines are damaged, they will be replaced. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 13, 2012. Owners may contact . Volvo safety recall no. R251. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov   12V-101

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NEWS:  Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60, XC60, S80 and XC70 vehicles

MARCH  2012 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60, XC60, S80 and XC70 vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2011, through October 6, 2011. In these vehicles, the wire harness under the front seats may have not been attached properly to the seat frame. As a result, when the seats are moved to adjust the seating position, the wire harness may get pulled, causing it to disconnect. In the event of crash, the front and/or side impact air bags may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of injury. Also, the lap belt pretensioner may not deploy. Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, secure the seat wire harness. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on March 30, 2012. The Volvo recall campaign number is 250. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov 12V-075

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OCTOBER 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 C70 vehicles manufactured from November 15, 2005, through July 31, 2011, and model year 2011-2012 S60 vehicles manufactured from July 14, 2010, through April 16, 2011, that were equipped with optional accessory spare tire kit. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles do not contain the correct information for vehicles equipped with the optional accessory spare tire and wheel kit. A misprinted label could lead to improper tire inflation which could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners and dealers will inspect the vehicle and install the label as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.   11V-508

JULY 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2007 S80 passenger cars manufactured from March 8, 2006, through May 16, 2007. The power steering reservoir return hose may have been incorrectly routed, which can result in increased pressure in the power steering system. The power steering return hose may burst at the steering gear due to the increased pressure, resulting in a loss of power steering fluid. The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo dealers will inspect the routing of the power steering reservoir return hose and make repairs as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2011.   11V-378

JUNE 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60 passenger cars manufactured from January 18, 2011, through January 28, 2011. The male part of the fuel line quick connector end shape was produced with dimensions out of specification, leading to excessive assembly force on the female connector assembly and the possibility that the locking function may not be engaged. If a vehicle exhibits this condition, the fuel line quick connector may detach and the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The customer may also notice a fuel smell and leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Volvo dealers will replace the fuel lines free of charge. The safety recall began on June 24, 2011.  11V-311

JUNE 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 S60 passenger cars manufactured from November 18, 2010, through May 5, 2011. The software for the fuel pump units may not be compatible with all fuel pumps and components resulting in insufficient fuel transfer in the pump unit. Under certain driving conditions, there may be engine hesitation and possible engine stall even though the fuel gauge indicates up to 1/4 of the fuel is left in the tank. This condition increases the risk of a vehicle crash. Volvo will notify owners and dealers will upgrade the engine control module software, free of charge. The safety recall began during June 2011.   Volvo's recall campaign number is R243. 11V-303

MAY 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 XC90 vehicles manufactured from January 29, 2010, through August 16, 2010. The power steering fluid may leak from the oil pipe connection at the steering gear valve housing. This condition could lead to a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the oil pipes on the power steering rack free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin during June 2011. . 11V-286

MARCH 2011 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011 S40 passenger vehicles. A crack on the top side of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment may have developed during the forming process in component production. The crack could have an effect on the front structure and may reduce the crash performance of the vehicle. Dealers will inspect for cracks on the top side of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment. If no crack is found, no further action is needed. If the inspection reveals that a vehicle has a crack in the side support member, the vehicle will immediately be taken out of service. A new replacement vehicle of equal specification will be provided by Volvo. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 15, 2011.   . 11V-186

NOVEMBER 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010 XC60 vehicles. The curtain air bags may have been misassembled during the manufacturing process. This may cause an air bag to not deploy or not deploy as intended. If the curtain air bag does not perform as intended in the event of a vehicle crash necessitating deployment of that air bag, it may not properly protect the occupant, increasing the risk of injuries. Dealers will inspect the left and right curtain air bag assembly and adjust if necessary. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2010.  . 10V-564

NOVEMBER 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain vehicles equipped with Garmin 760 portable Global Positioning System (GPS) units because the batteries on those units may overheat. An overheated battery could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to please stop using the Garmin portable GPS device immediately, and visit the Garmin website to determine if their unit is affected. The unit's battery will be replaced with a new battery and a spacer will be inserted on top of the battery next to the PCB. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on November 18, 2010.   10V-566

NOVEMBER 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011, S80, S60, XC70 and XC60 vehicles. The software calibration for the fuel cut-off functionality in the engine control module (ECM) is too sensitive. Sudden engine stall could occur increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the ECM and TCM with new software free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before December 10, 2010.   10V-579

NOVEMBER 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain passenger vehicles equipped with power front passenger seats. The front seat rail's detection system was manufactured incorrectly and may permit the passenger to forward the seat beyond the intended maximum. Positioning of the seat beyond the intended maximum can cause increased risk of injury to the passenger in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front passenger side seat rails for the presence of an "end stop" and repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.   10V-591

OCTOBER 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 S80, XC70, model year 2011 XC60 and model year 2010 V70 vehicles. There may be an intermittent fault in the driver's airbag clockspring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system. In the event of a crash, the driver's frontal airbag may not deploy as intended or at all, and therefore will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries. Dealers will install a metal shim in the driver's air bag clockspring wiring connector. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on October 20, 2010.   10V-489


NEWS:   Safety problems prompt Volvo recall

YAHOO NEWS -- November 11,  2010 –  Volvo is recalling a total of 11,000 vehicles to fix problems that could pose safety risks.

The Volvo recall affects nearly 10,000 vehicles to fix front air bag systems that may not deploy in a crash.

The recall includes certain S80 sedans and XC70 crossover vehicles from the 2010-2011 model year and model year 2010 V70 wagons.

The automaker said there could be a problem with a wiring connector in the air bag system that might prevent the front air bag from protecting the driver in a crash.

Volvo also said the vehicles will be fixed free of charge, and the recall is expected to begin in late October.

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NEWS:    Volvo recalling 10,000 vehicles over air bag problems

YAHOO NEWS -- October 20,  2010 –  Volvo Cars of America is recalling almost 10,000 vehicles to fix front air bag systems that may not deploy in a crash.

Volvo says the recall affects certain S80 sedans and XC70 crossover vehicles from the 2010-2011 model year and model year 2010 V70 wagons.

The automaker says there could be a problem with a wiring connector in the air bag system that might prevent the front air bag from protecting the driver in a crash.

Volvo says dealers will fix the wiring connector free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late October.

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JULY 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 S80 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." The tire and loading information label and a page in the owner's manual contain incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressure and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) software has an incorrect trigger level. These vehicles do not meet the required safety standards. Dealers will update the vehicles with a new tire and loading information label, owner's manual label and TPMS software. This service will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 10V-335

JUNE 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 C30, model year 2010 S40 and V50 vehicles equipped with 6 speed manual transmissions. The gearshift lever stud assembly may not have been tightened to the correct specification during assembly. If the gearshift lever cable or stud assembly becomes loose, it may not be possible to engage, disengage or shift gears. This condition can increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Dealers will torque the gearshift lever stud assembly to the correct specification free of charge. The safety recall began on June 14, 2010.   10V-255

MAY  2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010 XC70 vehicles manufactured from December 5, 2006 through October 1, 2009 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." The FMVSS label, tire and loading information label and a page in the owner's manual contain incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressure according to FMVSS 110. This does not meet the requirements of the standard. The corrective action is to update the vehicles with a new FMVSS label, tire and loading information label and TPMS software. Volvo retailers will also apply a label with correct maximum tire pressure information to the owner's manual. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2010.  10V-190

APRIL 2010 -- Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010 XC90 vehicles. A leak may develop in the fuel line between the line and a connector. Fuel odor may be detected. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can lead to a fire at the right front wheel. Dealers will inspect the date code printed on the fuel line and replace the fuel pressure line if it falls within the recalled range free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2010.   10V-147

DECEMBER 2009 - Volvo is recalling model year 2010 XC60 vehicles. The fuel line rail cover that protects the fuel lines under the vehicle may not be properly attached exposing the fuel lines to damage. Damage to the fuel lines may result in a fuel leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel line rail cover for proper attachment and reattach if necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on December 28, 2009.  09V-477

DECEMBER 2009 - Volvo is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 S80, model year 2001-2004 V70, S60, XC70 and model year 2003-2005 XC90 vehicles sold in or registered in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and the U.S. territories. When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If the condition occurs vehicle owners may notice fuel smell and/or fuel leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump installed in the vehicle, and if necessary replace the fuel pump with a part of a modified design. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010.   09V-483 

NOVEMBER 2009 -- Volvo is recalling model year 2010 XC60 vehicles. The driver's seat side cover panel (seat control panel) in certain driver's side impacts may release the attachment of the seatbelt to the seat frame. Should this condition occur in a crash the seatbelt may fail to properly restrain the occupant increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will modify the inside of the driver's seat side cover panel free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before December 15, 2009. 09V-445

SEPTEMBER 2009 -- Volvo is recalling model year 2008-2010 S80, model year 2009-2010 XC70 and model year XC60 vehicles. Under certain conditions the software within the central electronic module (CEM) may not send a signal to the fuel pump electronic module (PEM). This missing signal to the PEM inhibits the start of the fuel pump. The driver may be able to start the engine in spite of the fuel pump not being activated due to residual pressure in the fuel system. In some cases, the driver may be able to drive the vehicle a short distance at idle but then the engine may stall. If the vehicle stalls in certain conditions, a crash could occur. Dealers will download software to the vehicles' CEM free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2009. Vehicles in dealer's inventory will be repaired prior to delivery.  09V-343

JUNE 2009 -- Volvo is recalling 17,614 Y 2008-2009 S80, V70, and XC70 vehicles. The engine cooling fan may stop working due to a software programming error in the fan control module (FCM). Depending on driving conditions, the customer may experience reduced air conditioning performance, and/or rapid increase in engine coolant temperature. This situation may result in loss of cooling system function and engine failure. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning light(s) or the text message in the instrument panel, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fan control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2009.  09V-218

APRIL 2009  --  Volvo is recalling 12,303 MY 2007-2008 S80 and XC70 vehicles. The diagnostic software in the central electronic module (CEM) may cause a malfunction of the windshield wiper functionality. If this condition occurs, the windshield wipers may not operate when activated; or in certain cases the windshield wipers may activate when not switched on. Operating a motor vehicle during inclement weather conditions without functioning windshield wipers can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the CEM and upgrade the software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009.   09V-139

JULY  2008 -- Volvo is recalling 1,020 MY 2008-2009 S40, V50, C30, C70 vehicles. A section of the power steering return line hose was not properly cured and does not meet specifications. The power steering hoses were manufactured in France. If the power steering return hose fails, a sudden rupture of the hose can occur. This can result in a rapid drainage of the power steering fluid in the system and a complete loss of power assistance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line hose assembly. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008.  08V329

MAY 2008  -- Volvo is recalling 102 MY 2008 XC90 and S80 vehicles equipped with V8 engines. These vehicles may have been built with incorrect bolts to the engine mount. The aluminum bracket for the engine mount could break due to lack of adequate clamping force. This could cause the engine to come in contact with the sub-frame, ultimately resulting in a reduced engine torque or stalling of the engine without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the engine mount bolts for specific markings. If any of the bolts contain the incorrect markings, the bracket and bolts will be replaced. All owners have been contacted and arrangements have been made to repair these vehicles. 08V-206

APRIL 2008 -- Volvo is recalling 7 MY 2008 V50 passenger vehicles equipped with roof rails. Bolts have been found to be out of specification. This has caused less tread length on the bolts which in turn has lead to insufficient clamping force in the joint due to the washer getting stuck when tightening the bolts. When carrying roof cargo, the rails may come loose during heavy braking and/or sudden stops increasing the possibility of a crash. Due to the limited number of vehicles involved, owners have been notified and will have the roof rail bolts replaced free of charge.  08V197

MARCH  2008 -- Volvo is recalling 1,114 MY 2007 C30, C70, S40, and V50 passenger vehicles. A soft anodized layer in the master cylinder may trigger early wear on a rubber seal that can result in internal leakage of brake fluid. If affected, the driver may experience reduced brake performance when applying and maintaining force of the brake pedal. The capacity to brake will gradually deteriorate forcing the driver to use a higher than expected force on the brake pedal when compared to an intact brake system. The deterioration can eventually result in complete loss of the brake system functionality increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the master cylinder. The brake master cylinder and brake fluid reservoir will be replaced and certain brake lines cleaned. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008.  08V101

JANUARY 2008 -- Volvo is recalling 1,900 MY 2008 V70 and XC70 vehicles equipped with rear integrated booster seats for failing to comply with the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." Labels on the affected vehicles are missing warning information indicating that 'death or serious injury can occur' if the manufacturer's instructions are not followed when using child restraint systems. This standard specifies requirements for child restraint systems used in motor vehicles and aircraft for the purpose of reducing the number of children killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes and in aircraft. Dealers will install a new label with the correct warning information. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 08V-032

JANUARY 2008 -- Volvo is recalling 23,000 MY 2004-2006 S40 and V50 vehicles sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Reoccurring, long-term exposure to certain environmental conditions such as salty-wet conditions, it is possible for the pump electronic module (PEM) to become corroded internally. This can cause a faulty signal to the fuel pump, resulting in low or no fuel pressure to the engine. If this occurs, the check engine light may illuminate. In some cases, the vehicle may fail to start or may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the PEM and install it in a new location to prevent corrosion. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 08V033

DECEMBER 2007 -- Volvo is recalling 37,000 MY 2007-2008 XC90 sport utility vehicles. Under certain conditions, the climate control module (CCM) may receive a 'shut-down signal' from the engine control module (ECM) after ignition key insertion. If this condition occurs, the climate control functions will not be available (including the defroster) during that driving cycle. Inoperative defrosters under inclement weather conditions could cause impaired visibility which has the potential to result in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage. The ECM software will be upgraded. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V-563

DECEMBER 2007 -- Volvo is recalling 1,695 MY 2008 XC70 sport utility vehicles for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars." The wheel information label located on the rear driver's side door pillar was printed missing the wheel size (rim) information. The purpose of this standard is to provide safe operational performance by ensuring that vehicles to which it applies are equipped with tires of adequate size and load rating and with rims of appropriate size and type designation. Owners will be provided with a correct certification label and installation instructions. If the owner prefers, a dealer can install the label for them. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V566

OCTOBER 2007 -- Volvo is recalling 5,002 MY 2008 XC70 passenger vehicles. Two deviations have been found in the supplemental restraint system (SRS) control unit software. These deviations may result in a late deployment of the inflatable curtain (IC) and side impact protection system (SIPS) air bags in certain side impact crash situations. In addition, this software error may also cause the 'SRS Airbag - Service Urgent' message and SRS warning light to illuminate. Late deployment of the IC and SIPS air bags in certain side impact crash situations could increase the risk of injury to the vehicle occupant. Dealers will perform a software upgrade of the SRS control unit. The recall is expected to begin during November 2007. 07V-500


NEWS:   Volvo Recalls 37,000 XC90 sport-utility vehicles

Recalls...are under way for 37,000 XC90 sport-utility vehicles from Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo

The climate-control module on 2007-08 model year XC90s may shut down after the ignition key is inserted, disabling the defroster in cold weather and reducing visibility, NHTSA said....


NEWS:     Volvo recalls 18,000 vehicles worldwide due to faulty airbags

CNN Money - Nov. 22, 2007 -- Ford Motor Co unit Volvo Cars said it has recalled 18,000 vehicles worldwide, including 4,980 in Sweden, because of problems with their airbags.

Volvo Cars spokeswoman Maria Bohlin told Agence France-Presse that there was a problem with the software in the lateral systems of the airbags. The company had discovered that in the event of a collision with a small object, such as a fencepost, the airbags are not activated as quickly as they should be, Bohlin said.

The models affected are the 2008 versions of the V70 and the XC70. 

Outside Sweden, the main countries affected by the recall are the UK, the US, Germany and Italy....