Almost 740,000 Volvo cars have to go back to workshops worldwide due to the problem with the automatic braking system (ABE) software. Auto deceleration may not work as intended.
In a dangerous situation, the driver only will be warned via the visual and acoustic warning messages, while the vehicle does not initiate emergency braking as planned. The normal braking system and all other functions are not affected by this issue. According to Volvo, there have been no reports of accidents due to the problem.
Updating the software takes approximately 40 minutes at an authorized service center. The Volvo dealers have already been informed of this recall and the launch date was set for 12 March 2020. The Volvo S60, V60, S90, V90, XC40, XC60 and XC90 models from 2019 and 2020 are affected.
Contact your nearest Volvo authorized dealer for further information.
A defect with the brake assist has recently been also reported by other car manufacturers (Nissan, Mazda, Kia). At the beginning of February, we wrote about it in a separate article.
In 2019, Volvo announced 11 recalls involving 15 models. The vast majority of recalls concerned the engine problems (cracks in the fuel hose, faulty EGR cooling circuit, melted intake manifold). See our detailed overview.