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Volvo XC70 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.
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 .
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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 .
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.
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 .
10/31/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning In certain vehicles, two software errors have been found in the supplemental restraint system (srs) control unit software. this may result in a late deployment of the inflatable curtain (ic) and side impact protection system (sips) air bags in certain side impact crash situations. in addition, this software error may also cause the 'srs airbag - service urgent' message and srs warning light to illuminate.

Late deploymentof the ic and sips air bags in certain side impact crash situations could increase the risk of injury to the vehicle occupant.

Dealers will perform a software upgrade of the srs control unit. the recall began on october 31, 2007. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no.184.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.
06/14/10 Other Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010 xc70 vehicles manufactured from december 5, 2006 through october 1, 2009 for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the fmvss label, tire and loading information label and a page in the owner's manual contain incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressure according to fmvss 110.

This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

The corrective action is to update the vehicles with a new fmvss label, tire and loading information label and tpms software. volvo retailers will also apply a label with correct maximum tire pressure information to the owner's manual. this service will be performed free of charge. the recall began on june 14, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo safety recall no. r226.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 .
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.
01/31/08 Other Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars." the wheel information label located on the rear driver's side door pillar was printed missing the wheel size (rim) information.

The purpose of this standard is to provide safe operational performance by ensuring that vehicles to which it applies are equipped with tires of adequate size and load rating and with rims of appropriate size and type designation.

Owners will be provided with a correct certification label and installation instructions. if the owner prefers, a dealer can install the label for them. the recall began on january 31, 2008. owners may contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 186.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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Volvo XC70 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.