Recall Alert: Volvo Vehicles Face Fuel Pump Issues
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Car owners have a lot to keep track of. Even acclaimed luxury cars can break down and need repairs. However, sometimes car issues are entirely out of your control. Faulty parts or other production issues can lead to recalls from auto manufacturers. These recall-worthy issues can be anything from minor inconveniences to major safety concerns.
Car and Driver reported that Volvo is recalling 85,550 cars in the U.S. market. The issue that led to the recalls is small and easy to fix, but it impacts a wide range of models.
Why are Volvo vehicles being recalled?
Volvo has recalled vehicles because the 15-amp fuses included could lead to fuel pump issues. The vehicle fuses may blow from simple actions like opening a car door or stepping on the brakes. This might happen as you wake up the car which would stop the engine from starting.
If the fuse blows while you’re driving, the car engine may stall. Luckily, if you have an affected hybrid model, the vehicle can stop safely or keep moving if the battery is charged. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been 46 incidents of the issue occurring.
Which Volvos are affected?
The fuel-pump fuse problem affects nearly every 2019 and 2020 Volvo model. This includes the S90, S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC90, and XC60. In total, roughly 85,550 cars have been manufactured with the faulty fuse. The only vehicle at this time that is not impacted is the XC40 compact SUV.
Although a hybrid model is not affected the same way as a gas-powered vehicle, it’s still best to get the fuse fixed. Recall fixes and replacements are free, and you won’t have to worry about your fuse blowing when your car isn’t charged.
What to do if your vehicle is recalled
Hearing that there is a recall on your car can be concerning. However, these fuel pump issues for Volvo vehicles are relatively minor and can be fixed easily. Fortunately, there have been no accidents or injuries that have resulted from the fuse problem. But, if you own an affected vehicle, you should still have the fuse replaced.
Those who own a vehicle that is part of the recall will start to receive notices from Volvo beginning on August 1. After receiving this, Volvo owners can take their vehicle to a dealership to have the 15-amp fuse swapped out for a higher capacity 20-amp fuse. This should eliminate the possibility of a blown fuse and a stalled engine.
Recalls are fairly common, so make sure to look out for notices about potential recalls for your vehicle. This way you can get problems solved quickly and can feel safe and comfortable on the road.
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