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Volvo XC90 Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
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.
04/23/10 Engine Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010 xc90 vehicles. a leak may develop in the fuel line between the line and a connector.

Fuel odor may be detected. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can lead to a fire at the right front wheel.

Dealers will inspect the date code printed on the fuel line and replace the fuel pressure line if it falls within the recalled range free of charge. the recall began on april 23, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r224.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 .
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.
06/07/11 Suspension and Steering Volvo is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 xc90 vehicles manufactured from january 29, 2010, through august 16, 2010. the power steering fluid may leak from the oil pipe connection at the steering gear valve housing.

This condition could lead to a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the oil pipes on the power steering rack free of charge. the recall is scheduled to begin during june 2011. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo's safety recall no. r242.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 .
06/23/06 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles,the outer tie rod ball joint can deform at high loads causing a loss of the clamping force and the nut may loosen, which may eventually lead to a fatigue fracture of the outer tie rod ball joint.

The driver may notice that the vehicle is difficult to maneuver increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the outer ball joint tie rods with improved outer ball joint tie rods free of charge. the recall began on june 23, 2006. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r157.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.
04/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo car usa llc (volvo) is recalling certain 2017 xc90, s90, and v90 cross country vehicles. the bolts that secure the inflatable curtain (ic) air bags in place may break, possibly resulting in the ic air bag deploying improperly in the event of a crash. as, such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 226, "ejection mitigation."

If the ic air bags do not deploy properly in the event of a crash, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the bolts, as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin april 1, 2017. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. volvo's number for this recall is r89714.

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.
11/21/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo cars of north america, llc (volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 volvo xc90 and s90 vehicles manufactured april 15, 2015 through september 19, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning may leak into the passenger compartment due to a drain hose installation error during manufacturing.

Significant water drainage into the passenger compartment may adversely affect air bag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain hose for proper installation, replacing the hose as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on november the 14, 2016. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552. volvo's number for this campaign is r89707.

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.
06/24/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo car usa llc (volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 xc90 vehicles manufactured january 27, 2015, to april 23, 2016. the sunroofs on the affected vehicles have a switch on the overhead console that may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from being unintentionally pressed. when pressed, the sunroof may fully close. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 118, "power-operated window, partition, and roof panel systems."

If the switch is unintentionally pressed and the sunroof panel closes, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software upgrade that disables the auto-close function, free of charge. the recall began june 24, 2016. 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 r89702.

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.
09/21/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo cars of n.a., llc (volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 volvo xc90 vehicles manufactured january 27, 2015, to july 10, 2015. the third row seating side curtain air bags may not fully inflate.

Underinflated air bags may not fully protect third row occupants, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will modify the d-pillar interior panels to allow full inflation of the third row airbags, free of charge. the recall began on september 21, 2015. owners may contact volvo customer care 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.
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06/30/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volvo cars of n.a., llc (volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 volvo xc90 vehicles manufactured january 27, 2015, to may 19, 2015. the affected vehicles have front seats whose wiring harness for the side impact protection system (sips) may have been routed incorrectly.

If the wiring harness is routed incorrectly, the wiring may be damaged, disabling the front seat side impact air bag, and increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front seat side impact air bag.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the sips wiring, correcting the routing and installing a protective sleeve as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on june 30, 2015. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. volvo's number for this recall is r89571.

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.
01/28/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, under certain conditions, the climate control module (ccm) may receive a 'shut-down signal' from the engine control module (ecm) after ignition key insertion. if this condition occurs, the climate control functions will not be available (including the defroster) during that driving cycle.

Inoperative defrosters under inclement weather conditions could cause impaired visibility which has the potential to result in personal injury and/or vehicle and property damage.

The ecm software will be upgraded. the recall began on january 28, 2008. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 185.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.
07/03/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, it has been determined that while doing battery maintenance the jack's crank handle can be misplaced under a bracket which retains the battery.

Misplacement of the jack's crank handle can pose a safety risk as it can result in a short circuit of the battery which could then lead to a fire.

Dealers will inspect and ensure proper placement of the jack crank handle and a warning label with approved text will be affixed to the bracket which retains the battery. this warning label will inform an operator not to place the jack crank handle between the bracket and the battery free of charge. the recall began on july 7, 2007. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. sc179.this action is deemed a safety improvement campaign and is not being conducted under the safety act.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.
08/04/17 Other Volvo car usa llc (volvo) is recalling certain 2017 xc90 vehicles. the micro gas generator (mgg), a subcomponent part used within the right hand side seat belt retractor for the third row seats, may detach after the seatbelt retractor pretensioner is deployed.

Although, the seat belt will operate as intended in the event of a crash, if the mgg detaches, it may be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the third row passenger's side seatbelt retractor, free of charge. the recall began august 4, 2017. owners may contact volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. volvo's number for this recall is r89716.

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.
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.
09/05/06 Other On certain vehicles, if the wiper arm is activated in extreme winter weather conditions and without lifting the wiper arms and cleaning the windshield prior to moving, the wiper arm might slip on its driveshaft, resulting in an inability to move the wipers from the park position.

Inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to impaired visibility.

Dealers will replace the wiper arms and retaining nuts. the recall began on september 5, 2006. owners may contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. r156.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administrationvolvo recall no. r156.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.
12/08/03 Other On certain sport utility vehicles, the front wheel speed sensors may be defective, causing an erroneous wheel speed signal.

This can adversely affect a number of vehicle functions, including brake, engine, transmission, and torque distribution control which rely on this signal for proper operation.

Dealers will replace the front wheel sensors. owner notification began on december 8, 2003. owners should contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 127a.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 On certain sport utility vehicles, the seat belt attachment(s) for the second and third row seat(s) may not have been fitted properly.

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

Dealers will inspect and repair the second and/or third row seat belt attachments. owner notification began on december 8, 2003. owners should contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

Volvo recall no. 127.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 XC90 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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