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Volvo Recalls 30,000 S60 Models

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On: Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 4:49PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Volvo Recalls 30,000 S60 Models

Volvo has issued a recall for S60 models designated as 2011 and 2012 model years, specifically those built between June 22, 2010 through May 14, 2012, cars that were manufactured with 5-cylinder engines (VIN code 62). The software on these cars may be defective and not alert the driver if the engine goes into a low pressure situation. Obviously, without warning that the engine is low on oil, the driver will not remedy the situation and continue driving until the engine stalls or seizes, which could cause a serious crash.  

Volvo has said it began notifying owners in late December, and the process should continue through early January.

The software will be updated/fixed for free to allow it to recognize low oil pressure and warn the driver accordingly.  Owners can contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552 with any questions or concerns.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V592000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,929

Manufacturer: Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC

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 is expected to begin around the end of December 2013. 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.


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