It seems like the 2012 Volvo S60 just showed up to the party, yet it already needs to go – back to the dealership, that is. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on its website that Volvo was recalling 7,558 S60 models built between November 18, 2010 and May 5, 2011 due to a fuel starvation issue.
At fault is software for the fuel pump units that may deliver insufficient petrol transfer in the pump unit. When this happens, the engine may hesitate and even stall, even when there is a quarter tank of fuel left in the tank. That, of course, increases the risk of an accident, and that's when the guys and gals at NHTSA get involved.
To fix the issue, Volvo will direct affected S60 owners to a nearby dealer for a no-cost upgrade of the engine control module software. The recall notices are expected to hit the mail by June 17, 2011. Hit the jump to read over the NHTSA release.
VOLVO / S60 2012
Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 26, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V303000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,558
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 S60 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 18, 2010, THROUGH MAY 5, 2011. THE SOFTWARE FOR THE FUEL PUMP UNITS MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL FUEL PUMPS AND COMPONENTS RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT FUEL TRANSFER IN THE PUMP UNIT.
UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THERE MAY BE ENGINE HESITATION AND POSSIBLE ENGINE STALL EVEN THOUGH THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATES UP TO 1/4 OF FUEL LEFT IN THE TANK. THIS CONDITION INCREASES THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 17, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-201-768-7300.