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The master cylinder is the heart of the brake system. This is where the fluid is forced out to each wheel to activate each brake. On some vehicles, this master cylinder may leak internally and cause poor braking performance.
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the brake system may develop problems at any time. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The brake master cylinder may leak internally due to a faulty seal. If this happens, the brakes may not operate as designed, and stopping distances may be increased. In severe cases, brake loss may occur. Dealers will inspect and replace the master cylinder if necessary. The Volvo recall number is 194. This recall began on March 11, 2008.