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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

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

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

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. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. 08V-101


NEWS:  Volvo recalls 360,000 cars for speed control bug

DETROIT, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Volvo, a unit of Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 360,000 cars because of a problem with vehicle speed controls that can cause engines to lose power without warning, Volvo said on Friday.

Volvo said a defect in the electronic throttle module in cars built between 1999 and 2002 could cause the vehicle to shift into a "limp home" mode in which the maximum speed is about 15 miles per hour.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered the Volvo recall.

The recall applies to Volvo C70 and V70 models built between 1999 and 2002, S60 models built between 2001 and 2002, and S70 and V70X models built between 1999 and 2000.