Volvo “Brakes may not perform as expected” Recall – C30 V50 S40

by: Alexandra M.

Volvo Recall Description: Brakes may not perform as expected

Volvo models affected by this Recall: Volvo C30, V50, S40

Recall chassis numbers (VIN) by Volvo Model: 419200 to 614323; 039846 to 234946; 350445 to 539675

Build Date of Volvo cars Affected:

Recall total number of Volvo Cars: 18989

Recall defect descripton: The cover on the top of the engine cover could chafe against the brake vacuum hose. If this occurs, it may lead to a vacuum leak in the brake booster system and a gradual reduction of brake booster assistance. The will lead to the brake pedal becoming harder to push than normal and increased force would be required to stop the car.

Volvo Recall action: Inspect and replace the vacuum hose if necessary. The hose will also be fitted with a safety net to prevent chafing in the future.

Volvo Recall launch date: 28/06/2011

Recall Reference: R/2011/075