Volvo Recalling Vehicles Over Computer Glitch

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Attention Volvo drivers, your shiny new 2014 model car or crossover may have an electrical glitch. The automaker is recalling nearly 8,000 vehicles to correct a computer-related problem.

Products affected by the call back include S60 and S80 sedans as well as the XC60 crossover and XC70 station wagon. The problem has to do with these vehicles’ keyless ignition systems. Volvo reports the central electronic module does not “perform as intended.”

The major symptom of this fault has to do with the windshield wipers; they’ll actually run continuously when the ignition is switched on, but other problems have been reported as well.

Vehicle turn signals may not function, high beams may be AWOL and the cruise control may be knocked out of action. Additionally the low-beam headlamps can continuously be illuminated and, not surprisingly, the batter may drain.

Volvo is aware of these issues and is voluntarily recalling affected vehicles. If you own an S60, S80, XC60 or XC70 keep an eye on your mailbox for a notice from the company.

Discuss this story at

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

More by Craig Cole

Join the conversation