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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Volvo $1.5 million for delaying safety recalls, according to The New York Times. The Swedish automaker settled with NHTSA after the government agency alleged delays with a total of seven recalls for a range of different models. Those actions included incorrect tire pressure labels, faulty air bags and stalling vehicles. Volvo has agreed to pay the fine but refused to admit any wrongdoing, saying instead it has since improved its internal review process for quality and safety issues.

NHTSA gives automakers five days from the time they discover a safety issue to inform the government agency of a recall plan. If a manufacturer misses that window, it can face civil penalties like the one Volvo has agreed to pay. The fine covers all seven recalls. The most NHTSA can charge an automaker is $17.35 million, a figure some have criticized as being laughably low.


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      sp600
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never any wrong doing till you get caught.
      moeelmore
      • 2 Years Ago
      In 1974 we volvo owners formed an association in tidewater Virginia to fight the local Volvo dealer and Volvo of America for problems with the cars, poor service and general poor performance by the company. I sold that lemon and never looked back.
      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't have a problem with Volvo cars; I like them. I do have a problem with the premium they charge for their cars. They are all three to five thousand dollars over-priced. They have no business trying to compete with MB-BMW-Audi. They should be going after VW's business. That would be some great competition and some great cars to chose from at that price point. I
      HAT1701D
      • 2 Years Ago
      My personal mechanic, who works on anything and everything car wise, says they are very good cars overall. He's been a mechanic for 30 years at this point as well as a Quality Inspections Tech at a local facility. The only problem he says Volvo has is the price of parts when they need replaced. Not common everyday parts like brakes, struts or shocks. The actual parts that need replaced that are Volvo specific. Many European cars are that way he said and many customers get upset when they find out. He always shows them directly what they are dealing with and the parts as needed being he has to buy them himself before he can fix the vehicle. Audi is also "up" there in parts prices.
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I call BS on these fines for "delays on recalls". First BMW gets hit now Volvo. The government is no doubt on a witch hunt, in an election year, against foreign auto makers all in an effort to make the domestics look better and support the decision for bailouts. I wont even rehash everything with Toyota and their phantom "unintneded acceleration". If you read the details in no case were injuries or accidents involved because of these "delays". This is totally political.
        Kahz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Please... Because Volvo is 'too good' to be doing evil things like this? Get over yourself.
        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        "Toyota and their phantom "unintneded acceleration"." Take off the tin foil hat guy...... Toyota had at least 2 recalls (well 3 including this last Lexus recall). One was for the floor mats and the other was Toyota's "high tech" shim for the accelerator pedal. Watch out! By disclosing this top secret government plan, they are now onto you CAR GUY! The government probably already has your IP address and the black helicopters are circling over your trailor! RUN!
          Famsert
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Steve
          Yet there was not a single case linked to the pedals. Only 1 case linked to the floor mats. Yet there was crazy pressure on Toyota to do two costly recalls. Witch hunt indeed.
          axiomatik
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Steve
          It's not a witch hunt. Toyota had recalled the identical pedal assemblies in Europe and Japan, but had not recalled them in the US. They knew they had a problem, and did nothing about it in the US. The SUA fiasco simply shone a gigantic bright light on what they were doing.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Welp.
      dreadcthulhu01
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Chinese company skimping on safety recalls? Who would have thought that could happen.
        Yang Xi Gua
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
        it's Swedish not Chinese. if Volvo is Chinese then Chrysler is Italian. logic fail
          Lunch
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Yang Xi Gua
          Yeah, it's Swedish, but the new owners are Geely in China now. Not surprised it's going down fast. The owners are hoping to squeeze every ounce of profit from Volvo.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Yang Xi Gua
          Yes Famsert, it's just that simple. The US government has all the time in the world to squeeze 1.5 million out a multi-billion dollar company just to make a point to the Chinese. A country that the corporations of the US rely on heavily for cheap labor costs. Uh huh.
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
        Volvo is SWEDISH you idiot.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
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        cassieiam
        • 2 Years Ago
        I too have a XC60. I love it!!!! So dont feel bad about buying the car or worry about the future. What a awesome car it is... yes...WMB
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        danglingm
        • 2 Years Ago
        Volvo put food on this American family's table growing up. My family member also traveled back and forth to Sweden for 8 months to help create the first SUV back in the 90's. My point is that the car may not be made here but it sure as heck paid for our home, trips to the Cape and college education. Let's also keep in perspective that most American cars parts are now made in Mexico. Made in the USA is very "foggy" these days.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @danglingm
          Wow, trips to the Cape and college. I wonder where all the kids of the workers from the burned out American car factories in the midwest went for vacation and school during that same time?
        Doris Curtis
        • 2 Years Ago
        I have had a Volvo for years and love it. Wish I could buy a brand new one just like the one I have.I would love to have the one you just bought. The XC60 is my favorite one currently on the market. I hope you enjoy yours as much I have enjoyed mine. I love the older model sedans more than the present ones. Most all cars look alike now.
      gatorhans
      • 2 Years Ago
      kick em out and send them to China
      semperfitexan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Volvo is one of the worst cars built ,junk . Their quality did improve along with styling when Ford owned the Company but they have bailed out of the Range Rover , Jaguar ,Volvo fiasco
        ladylover190
        • 2 Years Ago
        @semperfitexan
        wrong. as soon as ford parts started showing up in their cars, they started to break more. ask anyone whos ever worked on them
      semperfitexan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like a Saab story to me .
      Kahz
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're still going to sell as it's a 'european car'. Sad world.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kahz
        Because it still IS a European car.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Yeah well the Germans and Italians have to be good at something, might as well be for building good driving cars, albeit cars with no longevity, but hey, that's why leasing was invented!!
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