Volvo to recall 736 000 vehicles due to a brake assist problem


Volvo-recall-brake-assist

19. 3. 2020 In Misc ()


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.

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.

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