Volvo XC70: 07V566000
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The tire information label on the driver's side rear door was printed without the wheel size information. Vehicles equipped with the incorrect sized wheels and/or tires may have an increased risk of tire failure, which could lead to a crash.
What Should You Do?
This could be considered a medium priority recall, increasing to high if the vehicle's wheels and tires are not original equipment. Owners will be provided a correct label and installation instructions. If you do not receive a new label and feel you should, 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.
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.
Model Year(s): 2008
Mfr's Report Date:
January 31, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V566000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1695
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS." THE WHEEL INFORMATION LABEL LOCATED ON THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR PILLAR WAS PRINTED MISSING THE WHEEL SIZE (RIM) INFORMATION.
Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO PROVIDE SAFE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE BY ENSURING THAT VEHICLES TO WHICH IT APPLIES ARE EQUIPPED WITH TIRES OF ADEQUATE SIZE AND LOAD RATING AND WITH RIMS OF APPROPRIATE SIZE AND TYPE DESIGNATION.
Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CORRECT CERTIFICATION LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE OWNER PREFERS, A DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 31, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.
Notes: VOLVO RECALL NO. 186. CUSTOMERS 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