2008 Volvo XC70 Recalls
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.
Volvo is recalling 2010 XC70 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold with incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressure labels; the owner's manual also contains incorrect information. Dealers will install the new labels free of charge.
The engine cooling fan may stop working without warning due to a software error. Depending on the conditions, the occupants may experience reduced air conditioning performance and/or rapid heating of the engine temperature. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning lights before engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fan control module free of charge. The recall began July, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R214.
A problem with the diagnostic software for the central electronic module (CEM) may cause the windshield wipers not to operate when switched on, or to activate when not switched on. Driving the vehicle in certain weather conditions without functioning windshield wipers can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the CEM and update the software free of charge. The recall began May 15, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R213.
Certain vehicles equipped with integrated child booster seats were assembled with warning labels that did not include the statement, "Death or serious injury can occur" if child safety systems are not used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Dealers will install new warning labels as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on February 20, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 189.
Certain vehicles were manufactured with a tire information label missing the wheel size information. Owners will be provided with a new label and installation instructions. Dealers will install the new label for owners who would rather not install their own. This recall is expected to begin by January 31, 2009. The Volvo recall number is 186.
Due to a software error, the side curtain and side impact air bags may be slow to deploy, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a crash. Additionally, air bag warning messages may be erroneously displayed. Dealers will update the air bag (SRS) control module software to correct the concern. This recall is expected to begin by October 31, 2007. The Volvo recall number is 184.