Volvo is calling back almost 31,000 S60 compact cars equipped with five-cylinder engines because the vehicle might fail to alert drivers of low oil pressure.
If the vehicle computer doesn’t alert drivers to the problem, they might continue operating the vehicle until it stalls. Owners with affected vehicles can expect to hear from the brand soon. Volvo hasn’t specified a date for the campaign to begin, but says it will start sometime “around the end of December.” Affected vehicles range from the 2011 to 2012 model years and were built between June 22, 2010 and May 14, 2012.
Through 2011 and 2012, the Swedish brand sold over 44,600 of the vehicles in the U.S., meaning that almost 70 percent of those sold are affected under the recall. Volvo will address the problem free of charge to owners through its dealer network.
Earlier this year, Volvo announced another recall affecting its S60 among others. That was for a separate electronic glitch causing the wiper blades to wave constantly while affected vehicles were running.