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Volvo recall 11V286000

Potential Power Steering Fluid Leak

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Volvo XC90 2010, 2011

Suspension & Steering, May 12, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview

A power steering leak could develop at the steering gear valve housing. This could lead to a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash.


This should be considered a high priority recall. Power steering assist could be lost without warning. 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.


Power steering fluid may leak from the pipe connection at the steering gear valve housing. This could lead to a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the oil pipes on the power steering rack to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on May 31, 2011. The Volvo recall number is R242.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V286000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 350

Summary: VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 XC90 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 29, 2010, THROUGH AUGUST 16, 2010. THE POWER STEERING FLUID MAY LEAK FROM THE OIL PIPE CONNECTION AT THE STEERING GEAR VALVE HOUSING.

Consequence: THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OIL PIPES ON THE POWER STEERING RACK FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

Notes: VOLVO'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R242. 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