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Volvo has officially released a recall for 7,558 2012 S60 vehicles because of a potental problem with the fuel pump. The fuel pump issue may lead to engine hesitation and stalling even if the fuel gauge idicates up to a quarter tank of gas. This issue could potentially lead to a crash.
The software for the fuel pump unit may not be compatible with all fuel pumps and components. This may result in an insufficient transfer of fuel in the pump unit. The S60′s affected include cars made from November 18, 2010 through May 5 2011.
Volvo expects the safety recall to begin June 17. The dealer will upgrade the engine control module software for free.
If Volvo owners have any questions, they are asked to call 1-201-768-7300
In an echo of eras past, Jaguar is recalling their XF sedan and XK coupe for a faulty fuel pump that may cause the engine to unexpectedly die.
The problem occurs only on cars with the 5.0L V8, and is caused by the fuel pump not activating due to the fuel pump relay not properly coming on after the vehicle starts up. Jaguar will begin remedying the problem on August 30, 2010. About 5,000 Jaguars are affected.
For owners of Jaguars from the 1960s, this kind of glitch would be chocked up as another daily annoyance that comes with owning a Jag-you-are, but the British luxury brand is looking to gain a solid foothold in the fickle premium car market, and this recall is not the path they want to go down yet again.
[Source: Left Lane News]
Last week we reported that the Ford RS500 had “sold out” in 12 hours based on the interest it garnered with official news of its release. Following hot on its heels and noticing the overwhelming demand on the RS500, Ford has released news of the MP350 package for regular Focus RS owners.
For those currently rocking a standard Focus RS in the UK or Europe they will be able to order a factory-approved performance kit which includes a plethora of go-fast parts that will still retain the factory warranty. On the intake side, the forced induction RS gets a larger air box and intercooler while an upgraded exhaust expels the excess fumes. A recalibrated ECU, which probably ups the boost production of the turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine. An upgraded fuel pump ensures everything works safely and in-tune.
The MP350 kit, developed with Mountune Performance, ups the horsepower output to 345-hp and 339 ft-lbs of torque, just like the RS500. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the kit yet, but it will be interesting of this hot hatch gains more momentum in North America. Perhaps ambitious Ford Focus owners will be doing their own rendition of the RS500.
GALLERY: Ford Focus RS500
[Source: Inside Line]