Volvo Recalls S80 and XC70 Vehicles Due to Tire Pressure Problem
Volvo is recalling some 2013 S80 and XC70 vehicles. A software error within the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will result in the 'TPMS Service Required' message appearing after approximately 15 minutes of accumulated driving time at a speed of at least 25 mph.
The error will prevent the Tire Pressure Monitoring System from warning the driver that a tire needs air. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, 'Tire Pressure Monitoring System.'
A malfunctioning TPMS cannot warn a driver that a tire is underinflated. Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a tire blowout and potential crash.
Volvo will notify the owners of all S80 and XC70 vehicles affected by this recall. Volvo dealers will reprogram the vehicle's TPMS free of charge.
For additional information, consumers may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.