Volvo Recall Will Fix Automatic Braking System
Volvo is recalling every one of its 2019-2020 model-year Volvo vehicles due to a problematic auto emergency braking system.
That’s a total of 121,605 vehicles in the United States.
The Swedish auto maker is recalling all Volvo 2019-2020 models: S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90.
The automatic emergency braking system applies the brakes automatically if it detects a potential crash. However, the recalled models are equipped with older software that may fail to detect obstacles, Volvo reports. If this happens, the brakes may not engage when they should and put drivers at risk of a collision.
The feature comes standard in Volvo cars and the manufacturer was among the first auto brands to do so. It is expected that by 2022, most every new vehicle made will come standard with this automatic emergency braking feature.
Volvo notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the problem.
It appears that the older software installed in these vehicles is not compatible with newer hardware installed in these vehicles. Owners are asked to take their Volvo vehicle to the dealership for a free software upgrade scheduled to begin on May 1, 2020.
So far there are no reports of injuries, fatalities, or crashes due to the issue.
Newer Volvo vehicles made on or after March 11, 2020 have updated software and are not affected.
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