Volvo is recalling roughly 1,469 S80’s for a software error that can affect the transmission.
The issue is that the software that controls the automatic transmission can malfunction, which will prevent the gearbox from automatically downshifting. In a coasting situation, this could lead to a possible engine stall. Only S80’s built from 2011-2013 are affected.
Volvo will contact affected owners and the defect will be fixed free of charge.
For more information, contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.