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Volvo recalls 2012 S60 over fuel system problems

The curvy new 2012 Volvo S60 has only been on the market for a short time and the Swedish automaker is already recalling a group of the S60 sedans over a fuel system issue that could cause stalling in the right situations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin on the 2012 Volvo S60 recall is as predictably short on details but it explains that in 7,558 S60 units built between November 18th 2010 and May 5th 2011 may have been equipped with a fuel pump that is not compatible with the fuel pump software system. In those vehicles with the fuel pump and fuel pump software that do not play nicely together, there could be “insufficient fuel transfer” – meaning that the fuel system may not be sending enough gasoline to the engine to allow it to run properly. This can cause the S60 to hesitate and in the worst conditions the engine could stall.

The NHTSA goes on to explain that that the stalling and hesitation problems in the 2012 Volvo S60 can only occur in certain driving conditions, mentioning that this can happen when the fuel gauge is indicating “up to ¼ tank”. This would lead me to believe that one of the special circumstances causing the problem is having less than a quarter tank of gas. While a hesitation and stalling issue presents less of a risk than, say, a car accelerating out of control but it presents a safety hazard and because of that the company is bringing them back to the dealerships.

This new 2012 Volvo S60 recall is expected to officially begin on or around June 17th 2011 and for more information, you can contact Volvo customer service at 1-201-768-7300.

Source: Autoblog

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I OWN A VOLVO S60 2.0T POWERSHIFT POLESTAR 2011 KM.45000.THE PROBLEM IS THAT EVERY TIME I REFUEL MY CAR AFTER HAVING CHECKED EVERYTHING(WATER,OIL AND TYRE PRESSURE.AS I START THE ENGINE YOU HEAR THE STARTER MOTOR TURNING BUT THE ENGINE WILL NOT IGNITE. AFTER A FEW SECONDS +/- 5 SECONDS IT WILL START.THIS ONLY HAPPENS EVERYTIME I GO FOR REFUELING.ANY OTHER TIME DURING MY BUSINESS VISITS IT WILL START NORMALLY EVERY TIME.