It seems that many new Volvo’s have an software fault that causes the engine to shut down briefly. Volvo have already identified the issue as related to its software and is now it starting a recall of over 7000 vehicles in the UK alone. The problem is only apparent in certain diesel models such as S60, V60, XC60, V70 and XC70. Only vehicles built within the last 7 to 8 months are affected and a quick visit to the Volvo dealership will see the software issue sorted and should only tale 1/2 hour.
The Situation Worldwide
Worldwide the issue is bigger with the figure of 59,000 vehicles being identified as having the software issue although it is believed most of these are within Sweden itself. This is not a permanent problem, the engine can be re-started should it shut down prematurely. Although this small inconvenience could be serous should a shut down occur at the wrong time and cause an accident.
All owners will receive a letter explaining the issue and where to get it fixed free of charge.