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Volvo recall 10V566000

Volvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Volvo C30 2008, 2009, 2010
C70 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
S40 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
S60 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
S80 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
V50 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
V70 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
XC70 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
XC90 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V566000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected: 416

Summary: VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GARMIN 760 PORTABLE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) UNITS BECAUSE THE BATTERIES ON THOSE UNITS MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence: AN OVERHEATED BATTERY COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.

Remedy: VOLVO ADVISES OWNERS TO PLEASE STOP USING THE GARMIN PORTABLE GPS DEVICE IMMEDIATELY, AND VISIT THE GARMIN WEBSITE TO DETERMINE IF THEIR UNIT IS AFFECTED. THE UNIT¿S BATTERY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW BATTERY AND A SPACER WILL BE INSERTED ON TOP OF THE BATTERY NEXT TO THE PCB. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN AT 866-957-1981 OR VISIT GARMIN¿S WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL.

Notes: VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R231. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration