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Volvo S80 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.
08/23/11 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. owners may contact volvo at 1-201-768-7300.

Volvo safety recall no. r246.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 .
08/11/10 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 safety recall is expected to begin on or about august 27, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552 or customercare@volvoforlife.com .

Volvo safety recall no. r228.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 .
07/08/09 Volvo is recalling 17,614 my 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. owners may contact volvo customer care center at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r214.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 .
01/31/06 On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, due to an error in the factory assembly instruction, the b+terminal may be in conflict with the starter motor solenoid. if this occurs, the conflict between the b+terminal and the starter motor solenoid may develop into a short circuit of the battery cable to ground.

Smoke may appear from under the hood and it may be impossible to start the car. if the short circuit happens during driving, electrical power could be lost resulting in the warning lamps being deactivated. an electrical short could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and increase distance between the b+terminal and the starter motor solenoid by adjusting the terminal. the recall began on january 31, 2006. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r150.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.
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 .
05/02/08 Engine 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.

Volvo recall no. 197.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).
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.
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10/20/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo safety recall no. r229.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 .
09/28/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo is recalling my 2008-2010 s80, model year 2009-2010 xc70 and model year 2010 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. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r215. 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 .
05/15/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo is recalling 12,303 my 2007-2008 s80 and v70 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 began on may 15, 2009. owners may contact volvo customer care center at 1-800-458-1552, or customercare@volvoforlife.com.

Volvo recall no. r213.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).
05/07/01 Other Vehicle description: sedans and wagons. the rear outboard seat belt anchorage bolts may have been incorrectly tightened.

In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect the anchorage bolts and tighten to the correct torque level. owner notification began may 7, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

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 S80 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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