Volvo “Engine speed may increase without warning.” Recall – S80 V70 XC70 XC60

by: Alexandra M.

Volvo Recall Description: Engine speed may increase without warning.

Volvo models affected by this Recall: Volvo S80, V70, XC70, XC60

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Build Date of Volvo cars Affected:

Recall total number of Volvo Cars: 4430

Recall defect descripton: It is possible that the engine oil level may rise above its maximum level due to overfilling and/or dilution by fuel. This may result in the engine speed being maintained or possibly increased after the throttle pedal has been released. In extreme cases, it is possible that the engine may continue to run after it has been switched off.

Volvo Recall action: Recall all affected vehicles and carry out an Engine Control Module software upgrade and adjust the engine oil. The new ECM upgrade will improve adaption of different blends of fuel and include a dashboard text warning message if the oil level reaches too high a level.

Volvo Recall launch date: 05/11/2010

Recall Reference: R/2010/201