Volvo Might Recall 150k Vehicles For Sudden Acceleration Issue
"We are now sending out a letter to approximately 150,000 customers all over Europe, in approximately 30 markets, telling them that we are investigating a technical issue relating to increased oil levels in diesel engines with particle filters," Volvo cars spokesman Per-Aake Froeberg was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.
He added that the company is currently informing customers and asking them to check their oil levels, “which everybody should do anyway”. The spokesman urged owners who observe that the oil level is above the maximum level to contact their Volvo dealer.
The engine oil might enter the combustion engine and cause additional fuel burning, leading to maintained or even increased engine rpm. The issue affects models that use the five cylinder diesel powerplant with a diesel particulate filter
According to the spokesman, the problem can create a variety of effects, "but it could be that you take your foot off the accelerator and the car keeps the same pace as before or it might, in some isolated cases, also increase the speed."
The issue came to Volvo’s attention prior to the reporting of several incidents at the end of last year and now the company wants to make sure that it handles it properly.