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The climate control system of the vehicle keeps your vehicle warm or cold as desired, and keeps your windshield clear when fogged. Sometimes, when starting the vehicle, the climate control system will not function at all. This is due to faulty programming.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the climate control system. 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 climate control system may not work from the time of startup due a software issue. If the defroster does not function, a loss of visibility may occur for the driver, causing a safety issue. Dealers will reprogram the software for the climate control module. The Volvo recall number is 185. This recall began on January 8, 2011