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Volvo recalls 2011 models for possible stalling risks

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced today that Volvo is recalling a variety of 2011 models, including the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 for concerns over the engine control module cutting fuel from the engine.

It seems that in the 6,046 sedans and SUVs affected by this new Volvo recall, there is an ECM fuel cutoff parameter that is “too sensitive”. This improper calibration can cause the ECM to cut the fuel feed to the engine, causing hesitation and stalling. Should this happen in the worst-case situation, it could greatly increase the chances of an accident as the engine stalling can also disable the power brake and power steering assist; along with the sudden deceleration when the engine stops running.

The Volvo recall of 2011 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models is expected to take place on or before December 10th, 2010 and the owners of those 6,046 Volvo sedans and SUVs will be instructed to return to the dealership, where the ECM and TCM will be reprogrammed to the proper parameters. For more information, owners can contact Volvo at 800-458-1552 or email them at [email protected]

This is the second recall from the Swedish automaker in the past week, with the first announcement last week stemming from a concern over the airbag system in the 2010 XC60 - which affected just 58 vehicles. For more information on the XC60 airbag recall, click here.

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