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Will the Recent Volvo Recall Threaten Its Reputation?


Posted On behalf of Simien & Simien on Jan 03, 2014 in Automotive

Volvo is recognized around the world for producing some of the safest and most dependable vehicles. Over the years, they have set over 50 automotive safety milestones by incorporating the latest and greatest safety features into their vehicles. Recently, Volvo has issued a massive recall that may threaten its reputation.

The Volvo recall includes 30,929 model-year 2011-2012 S60 vehicles manufactured between June 22, 2010 and May 14, 2012. These vehicles include a 5-cylinder B5254T5 engine that are known to cause low oil-pressure situations, which may result in the vehicle stalling without warning. This situation can increase the risk of a collision.

Volvo has stated they will notify owners of these vehicles, along with dealers, that they will update vehicle software, free of charge, so the driver is alerted should there be a low oil pressure situation.

While we can expect Volvo to continue including innovative safety features into their vehicles, its automobiles may continue to have recalls, as all technology may not be perfect. In fact, in 2013, Volvo has also recalled 7,767 vehicle as a result of a software problem causing the 2014 Volvo S60, XC60, and XC70 vehicle headlights and turn signals to malfunction.

Drivers of these vehicles may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552, to learn more about having their vehicle upgraded for free, or contact our law firm at 800-374-8422 for more information.