Volvo Recalls New Models for Engine Problems
Initial data shows that some 6,046 vehicles belonging to the aforementioned lines are affected by a sudden loss of engine power. The engines fitted on all the above models have a tendency to stall, with the most likely moment for this to happen being the moment when the driver depresses the accelerator pedal to apply the brakes.
"The engine idle speed may drop, resulting in a sudden engine stall without any prior warning," the Swedish manufacturer says in the recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
"If this condition occurs, the transmission control unit will enter a temporary protection mode in order to prevent damage to the vehicle's transmission. When starting the vehicle again, the driver can operate the vehicle safely home or to an authorized Volvo repair facility, but may experience a louder than usual transmission and a harder gear engagement."
The carmaker stresses the fact that it has not received any complaints regarding accidents which may have been caused by this problem to this date. The recall will begin in the US on December 10. As usual in recall situations, Volvo dealers will update the engine control module and transmission control module with new software, free of charge for the vehicle owner. For more info, you can contact Volvo at (800) 458-1552.