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A leak may develop from the power steering return hose, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assist and 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.
The power steering return hose may be incorrectly routed. This can result in increased pressure in the power steering system. The return hose may burst at the steering gear as a result of the increased pressure, resulting in a loss of power steering fluid. The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the routing of the power steering return hose and perform repairs as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during August of 2011. The Volvo recall number is R246.