2020: Volvo recalls

Ten recalls for fifteen Volvo models in 2020


In 2020, Volvo announced ten recalls for fifteen models through the EU Rapex system.

Several large recalls affected hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the world and covered virtually the entire model range of the Swedish carmaker.

After previous problems with fuel leakage, melting of the plastic intake, failure of the brake assist and fastening of the seat belts, another problem with the cooling of some diesel engines appeared in July.

When adding coolant, air pockets can form in the system, which could lead to insufficient cooling of the engine and damage to some of its components. A local fire in the engine compartment cannot be ruled out either. The fault can occur with 370 thousand cars.

In September, a recall was announced for more than half a million XC60 models that do not have the front wiper nuts properly tightened.

All the recalls sorted by models are listed in the tables below.



We’ve written about some problems in more detail in a separate article.


Volvo recalls in 2020 by model

S60

PublishedIssue
Volvo S60 (2000 – 2003)20. 11. 2020The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure ... .
Volvo S60 (2014 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo S60 (2010 – 2018)14. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .
Volvo S60 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All S60’s recalls

S60 Cross Country

PublishedIssue
Volvo S60 Cross Country (2016 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .

All S60cc’s recalls

S80

PublishedIssue
Volvo S80 (2000 – 2003)20. 11. 2020The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure ... .
Volvo S80 (2014 – 2016)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016)13. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .

All S80’s recalls

S90

PublishedIssue
Volvo S90 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All S90’s recalls

V40

PublishedIssue
Volvo V40 (2015 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .

All V40’s recalls

V40 Cross Country

PublishedIssue
Volvo V40 Cross Country (2015 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .

All V40cc’s recalls

V60

PublishedIssue
Volvo V60 (2014 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo V60 (2010 – 2018)14. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .
Volvo V60 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All V60’s recalls

V60 Cross Country

PublishedIssue
Volvo V60 Cross Country (2016 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo V60 Cross Country (2014 – 2018)14. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .
Volvo V60 Cross Country (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All V60cc’s recalls

V70

PublishedIssue
Volvo V70 (2014 – 2016)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo V70 (2007 – 2016)13. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .

All V70’s recalls

V90

PublishedIssue
Volvo V90 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All V90’s recalls

V90 Cross Country

PublishedIssue
Volvo V90 Cross Country (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All V90CC’s recalls

XC40

PublishedIssue
Volvo XC40 PHEV (2020)25. 09. 2020The bolts in the Battery Disconnect Unit (BDU), a part of the High Voltage (HV) battery, are not torqued according to ... .
Volvo XC40 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All XC40’s recalls

XC60

PublishedIssue
Volvo XC60 (2017 – 2020)13. 09. 2020The fastening nut of the fastening part of the front wipers is not tightened with the correct torque. As a result, ... .
Volvo XC60 (2014 – 2017)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo XC60 (2008 – 2016)14. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .
Volvo XC60 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All XC60’s recalls

XC70

PublishedIssue
Volvo XC70 (2014 – 2016)20. 07. 2020Air bubbles may remain in the engine’s cooling system after filling with coolant. Consequently, the cooling of the engine might be ... .
Volvo XC70 (2007 – 2016)13. 07. 2020The tensile strength of the steel of the safety belt’s fixing cable may decrease with time. Consequently, the protective/restraining effect of ... .

All XC70’s recalls

XC90

PublishedIssue
Volvo XC90 (2019 – 2020)17. 04. 2020The software of the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) might be incomplete. Consequently, oncoming obstacles could remain undetected and the Automatic ... .

All XC90’s recalls


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