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Volvo V70 Recalls

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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 .
01/15/10 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 .
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).
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 .
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.
02/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, the rear left and right brake light relays may not function when the brake pedal is depressed or may stay on continuously. the high positioned brake light and all other tail lights will not be affected.

If the brake lights fail to come on, there will be no lower brake lights to indicate to following vehicles that the vehicle is decelerating, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the brake light relay with two relays of a modified design. owner notification began on february 23, 2004. owners should contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r131.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/20/08 Other Certain vehicles equipped with rear integrated booster seats fail to comply with the labeling requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 213, "child restraint systems." labels on the affected vehicles are missing warning information indicating that 'death or serious injury can occur' if the manufacturer's instructions are not followed when using child restraint systems.

this standard specifies requirements for child restraint systems used in motor vehicles and aircraft for the purpose of reducing the number of children killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes and in aircraft.

Dealers will install a new label with the correct warning information. the recall began on february 20, 2008. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 189.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.
12/18/06 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).
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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).
05/07/01 Other Vehicle description: wagons. the bolted joint, used for attaching the bracket that is part of the installation hardware for the isofix-type child restraint, 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 V70 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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