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 |  Jul 13 2012, 10:01 AM

Volvo is recalling roughly 1,469 S80′s for a software error that can affect the transmission.

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 |  Jul 03 2012, 3:02 PM

Volvo has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine because it failed to report safety defects to the federal government in a timely manner. 

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 |  Mar 19 2012, 9:01 PM

Volvo has issued out a recall for 2,742 of its 2012 S60 sedan and XC60 crossover for a potential fire risk. The NHTSA recall report cites that an incorrect mixture of underbody coating could have been over applied, resulting in “rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from vehicle’s undercarriage.”

Those icicle-like areas can penetrate the fuel lines causing leaks, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire. The recall will begin on April 13th and dealerships will inspect the underbody to remove any excess coating and ensure that the fuel lines have not been damaged. If the fuel lines are damaged, the dealerships will replace them free of charge.

Luckily no crashes on injuries related to the issue have been reported.

 |  Dec 07 2010, 9:32 AM

A recall has been announced for four late model Volvo vehicles due to an issue with the power seats that could post a safety risk.

In total 7,420 vehicles could be affected by the recall, with the list including the S40, V50, S60 and XC60 crossover from model years 2009 to 2011. The issue surrounds an improperly built passenger seat rail that could allow someone sitting in the seat to move it too far forward, which could result in an injury in the case of an accident.

Volvo is expected to announce the recall shortly with information on when customers will be notified. In the mean time, customers with vehicles affected can contact their Volvo dealer in order to have the car inspected to see if their seat rails are included in the recall.

Volvo recently issued a recall for 6,000 models due to a fuel cutoff issue.

Owners can contact Volvo at 1.800.458.1552 or at customercare@volvoforlife.com.