Volvo to Re-call 59,000 Vehicles

Published Date: 22nd Feb 2016

Volvo has issued a re-call for 59,000 cars over faulty software that can instantly shut down the engine – this includes more than 7,000 Volvos in the UK.

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The glitch can shut down the engine and electrical system while the car is in motion, but Mr Elfstrom explained they would then both restart immediately.

This latest recall affects only the five-cylinder diesel engine on the following models; S60, V60, XC60, V70 and XC70 built from half way through 2015.

All Volvo customers are going to be sent letters directly, asking for them to take their cars to their local dealership, it is expected to take just 30 minutes for the tune-up.

New Volvo cars are being recalled in more than 40 countries, and the affected vehicles have been sold mainly in Europe - Sweden, Britain and Germany respectively.

Group spokesman Stefan Elfstrom said the glitch can be “unpleasant” but the company has no information about any accidents caused as a result. Both the engine and electric system start up again immediately.

Volvo was bought by a Chinese company Geely Holding in 2010. The Swedish car-giant has recently revealed a new technology, where vehicles can be unlocked and switched on using a simple mobile phone app rather than using your average set of car keys.

Check HERE to see if your new Volvo is affected

This is the latest in a long line of re-calls by Car-makers around the world