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Volvo S80 Recall, Engine Stall Danger

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):


VOLVO S80 2011-2013

Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC. Mfr's Report Date: JUL 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V317000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,469

Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2013 S80 VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE ERROR MAY PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION FROM DOWNSHIFTING SUCH AS SHIFTING FROM FIFTH TO FOURTH GEAR WHEN COASTING.

Consequence:
THIS MAY RESULT IN DECREASED ENGINE RPMS AND POSSIBLE ENGINE STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE
 
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