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Volvo C70 Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
08/13/08 Volvo is recalling my 2008-2009 vehicles. a section of the power steering return line hose was not properly vulcanized (cured) and does not meet specifications. 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 free of charge. the recall began on august 13, 2008. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 201.customers 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.
03/11/08 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 free of charge. the recall began on march 11, 2008. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 194.customers 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.
12/29/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, a combination of throttle positioning sensor irregularities, a dirty throttle housing, and/or inefficient software calibration may cause a warning lamp to light and the subsequent onset of limp home modes.

This resulted in a high number of vehicles going into the limp home mode without need.

Dealers will install the current software upgrade onto the involved vehicles. the recall began on december 29, 2006. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r155. customers 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.
04/25/12 Other 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 safety recall began on february 23, 2012. owners may contact volvo at 1-201-768-7300.

Volvo safety recall number is r247.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 .
06/29/07 Other On certain passenger vehicles, an incorrect temporary assembly instruction resulted in an incorrect assembly of the left door handle bowden cable attachment.

This incorrect assembly may result in the left door not meeting certain legal requirements at a certain crash scenario.

Dealers will adjust the left door bowden cable by removing an existing cable tie and placing the bowden cable in its designated position free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2007. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r180.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.

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Volvo C70 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.