Volvo recalls XC40 BEV SUVs that may accelerate on their own

Ridgeville, SC – May 7, 2022 – Volvo (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) is recalling 5,351 SUVs with malfunctioning accelerator pedals. This can cause unintentional acceleration or deceleration, increasing the risk of injury or property damage.

The recall affects the following hybrid SUVs:

  • 2021 Volvo XC40 BEV
  • 2022  Volvo XC40 BEV

Recall summary  

On affected Volvo SUVs, a harness that connects to the accelerator pedal housing may not be watertight. As a result, moisture could get in, causing corrosion and interfering with the accelerator pedal’s electrical signals.  This may cause “unintended acceleration,” no acceleration or a stall.

The component causing this recall is the accelerator pedal harness. The exact part number has not been reported at this time. 

Recall risks

Accelerating or decelerating unpredictably increases the risk of crashes and injuries.

Warning signs

Drivers may notice problems with acceleration, including unintentional acceleration, poor pedal response, jerking, failure to accelerate or loss of drive. 

Other Volvo recalls

In October 2021, there was a Volvo EV recall due to faulty retractors that may fail to fully secure child seats, as reported. The recall included XC40 pure electric cars, as well multiple gasoline-powered models.

In November of last year, V70 and XC70 wagons were recalled due to exploding airbags, also as reported.

The repair

To fix these Volvo electrical issues, dealers will modify the wiring harness to prevent water intrusion. They will also replace the accelerator pedal sensor and its connection points if there is corrosion.

Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on June 20, 2022 and all repairs will be made free of charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Volvo accelerator pedal recall affects more than 5,000 SUVs. To do a Volvo recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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