Volvo recalls 2011 models due to over sensitive fuel cutoff parameter

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Volvo has announced that the recall of about 6,046 vehicles from the 2011 model year as a result of possible sensitivity issue in the engine control module. According to the and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), a fuel shut-off parameter in the program is too susceptible, which can cause the affected vehicles to stall under certain circumstances.

Volvo is proactively recalling the affected vehicles over a worry that the issue may result in a car accident. Four Volvo models are affected in this recall, which include the 2011 Volvo S60 and S80 sedans together with the XC60 and XC70 crossovers.

Volvo is planned to start the particular recall prior to December 10th of this year. The fix is to have the software updated on these vehicles with a more lenient parameter. The fix is total free of charge for the owners of the affected vehicles. Owners can also contact Volvo directly at 1.800.458.1552 or at customercare@volvoforlife.com for more information.

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Report Date : November 29, 2010 at 03:27 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 10V579000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

VOLVO / S60 2011
VOLVO / S80 2011
VOLVO / XC60 2011
VOLVO / XC70 2011

Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC. Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 17, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V579000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6046

Summary:
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.

Consequence:
SUDDEN ENGINE STALL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
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. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552 OR AT CUSTOMERCARE@VOLVOFORLIFE.COM.

Notes:
VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R234. 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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