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Volvo S60 Recalls

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10/26/15 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 began on october 26, 2015. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552 or by visiting http://volvo.custhelp.com. 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.
06/24/11 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. owners may contact volvo at 1-201-768-7300.

Volvo safety recall no. r245.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 .
01/10/14 Engine 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 began on january 10, 2014. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552. 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.
07/01/11 Engine 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 on july 1, 2011. owners may contact volvo at 1-201-768-7300.

Volvo's recall campaign number is r243.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 .
01/15/10 Engine 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 began on january 15, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo safety recall no. r220.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 .
07/10/07 Engine On certain vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of arizona and nevada, due to the combination of fuel quality and climate conditions, the fuel pump may, in certain cases, experience a reduced functionality. the most common symptoms would be fuel odor.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel pump free of charge. the recall began on july 10, 2007. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r176.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.
06/29/07 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pressure sensor located on the left end of the fuel rail may, at times, transmit incorrect signal regarding the fuel pressure to the engine control module. if the signal is outside of the pre-programmed allowable limits, a diagnostic trouble code may be set and the check engine light will come on. the soldered joints on the circuit board of the fuel pressure sensor may crack due to temperature changes and excessive vibrations.

Misfire may occur during driving that, in turn, will reduce the engine torque and in the worst case scenario, the engine may stall without warning. in certain traffic situations this could cause an unsafe situation and possibly a crash.

Dealers will replace the fuel pressure sensor free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2007. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no.r181.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.
02/16/04 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles, the front control arms may not have been manufactured correctly and, as a result, the stud and nut that secure the arm to the spindle may lose their initial axial tension. under certain driving conditions, the steering may become less responsive and the driver may experience steering wheel play.

This driving condition could eventually lead to separation between the front control arm and the spindle, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will install a new type of nut. owner notification began on february 16, 2004. owners should contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r133.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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 began march 31, 2017. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. 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.
02/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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 recall is expected to begin on february 13, 2017. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. 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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10/03/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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 recall began on october 3, 2013. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

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.
04/12/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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 began on april 12, 2012. owners may contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.

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.
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.
12/16/16 Other 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 began january 2017. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. 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.
03/08/13 Other 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 began during march 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.
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 .
12/23/10 Other 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 power seat stops for both front seats for the presence of an "end stop" and repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge. the safety recall began on december 23, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552 or at customercare@volvoforlife.com.

Volvo safety recall no. r235.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 .
12/18/06 Other Certain vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the label denoting the tire and loading pressure information is incorrect.

A misprinted label would lead to improper vehicle loading specifications or tire inflation which could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will mail the correct labels free of charge. the recall began on december 18, 2006. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 161.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.
12/19/03 Other Certain passenger cars fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the second isofix guide was not installed in these vehicles and, in certain cases, the owner's manual isofix information is incorrect.

This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

Owners will receive a letter/package consisting of the second isofix guide with installation instructions, and in certain cases, the corrected owner's manual may be provided. if the owner wants to take their vehicle to a volvo dealer for installation of the guide, it will be performed at no charge to the owner. owner notification began on december 19, 2003. owners should contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 124.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/08/03 Other Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the tire pressure label is incorrect. these vehicles did not have the "max load vehicle capacity weight" information on the label.

This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

Owners will be provided with a corrected label. if the owner so desires, a dealer can install the label for them. owner notification began on december 8, 2003. owners should contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 123.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Volvo S60 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.

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