Owners can expect to be notified of the campaign on or around July 19 and may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
As you may recall, Volvo issued a recall for 2012 S80 models earlier this year for faulty wiring harnesses in the vehicles' seats. With that issue, the problem could have caused issues with the seat belt pretensioners and air bags. Take a look at the full recall notice below for more information.
VOLVO / S80 2011-2013
Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V317000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,469
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2013 S80 VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE ERROR MAY PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION FROM DOWNSHIFTING SUCH AS SHIFTING FROM FIFTH TO FOURTH GEAR WHEN COASTING.
THIS MAY RESULT IN DECREASED ENGINE RPMS AND POSSIBLE ENGINE STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, JULY 19, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.
THE VOLVO RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 255. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.