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Volvo Recalls 40,000 XC90s, S60s To Repair Coolant, Suspension Issues

Volvo Cars N.A. has recalled more than 40,000 2016 XC90 crossovers and 2019 S60 to fix coolant and suspension problems. In the coolant problem, a cracked coolant pipe may leak into the catalyst heat shield, causing a fire. In the suspension problem, rear toe link nuts may not be tightened properly, resulting in handling problems.


Volvo has recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in two recalls. The callbacks are for the 2016 XC90 crossover and the 2019 S60.

Coolant Leak Can Cause Fires

In the first recall, the automaker has recalled 34,000 2016 XC90 crossovers for a coolant leak that can lead to engine fires. According to paperwork filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the cracked coolant bleed hose is responsible for the problem. The cracks result from exposure to excessive heat and humidity. The cracked hose can then leak coolant, which is highly flammable. The resulting leak can accumulate in the catalytic converter’s heat shield. Over time, the accumulated coolant fluid can catch fire, if the XC90 remains stationary.

Volvo Cars N.A. will notify owners of the recall in June. Owners can then contact their local dealer and set up appointments to have the problem fixed. The repair involves replacing the side coolant bleeder hose. The repair is free.

For further information, contact Volvo Customer Service at 800-458-1552. Volvo’s recall ID is R29936; the NHTSA’s ID is 19V308000.

In the second recall, Volvo has recalled 8,266 2019 S60 models for a problem with the rear suspension. The issue involves the rear suspension toe link. The toe link lock nuts may be loose. The rear suspension could fail in the affected vehicles, causing a change in handling.

Automaker To Notify Owners Next Month

The automaker will notify owners in mid-June of the recall. At that time, owners can then contact their local dealers to set up appointments regarding the problem. The repair involves inspecting and replacing the rear toe link flanges free of charge.

For further information, contact the automaker’s Customer Service Department at the number listed above or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or via the agency’s the agency's auto safety website. The NHTSA identifier is 19V327000; the Volvo internal identification is R19938.

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Source: NHTSA