Volvo recalls cars over risk of brake failure

Ridgeville, SC – February 19, 2023 – Volvo (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) is recalling  27,457 cars whose anti-lock brakes and other brake-assistant features may fail. This would make the vehicle less stable during hard braking, upping the risk of a crash and injury. 

Vehicles affected by this recall include: 

  • 2023 Volvo C40
  • 2023 Volvo S60
  • 2023 Volvo V60
  • 2023 Volvo V60CC
  • 2023 Volvo V90CC
  • 2023 Volvo XC40
  • 2023 Volvo XC60
  • 2023 Volvo XC90

Recall summary  

The listed vehicles are equipped with a computerized braking system. Here, a computer called brake control module 2 (BCM2) activates and controls the brakes when the driver presses the brake pedal. One of its features is the anti-lock braking system, or ABS, which prevents wheels from locking up while braking.

In affected vehicles, this system may fail because of a software error. This consequently shuts down the ABS and other brake-assistance features, such as the electronic stability and cruise control.

Recall risks

The vehicle will become harder to control during braking, augmenting the risk of a crash and injury.  

Warning signs

Apart from ABS and other related warnings, the driver may notice that the brake pedal is stiffer than usual. This is because the brake system has gone into a fail-safe, hydraulically operated mode. 

Other Volvo recalls

Just recently, in November 2022, there was a Volvo S60 recall because their combustion engines could fail to engage once the battery is depleted, as reported.

The repair

To fix this safety-critical issue, the manufacturer will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update on February 20, 2023. The repair is free of charge and does not require drivers to take the car back to the dealership.

Vehicle owners will receive letters with more information on March 15, 2023

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Volvo ABS recall affects almost 30,000 cars and 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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