Volvo Issues Recall for Vehicles with Electrical Problem in Starter

Volvo Issues Recall for Vehicles with Electrical Problem in Starter
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September 25, 2015

An electrical issue in several models of its vehicles is prompting a recall from Volvo.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles after the discovery that a malfunction exists in the stop/start function. In stop and go traffic, the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting when necessary.

If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Volvo believes almost 8,000 vehicles in the United States to be impacted by this defect.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2015.

Owners can contact Volvo customer service at (800) 458-1552.