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Recall 15V555000

Engine Starter Fails During Automatic Engine Stop Restart Function

Recall Details

The auto stop / start feature of the engine may fail, as the starter motor fuse may blow and the engine may not restart. Dealers will replace the starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The automatic engine stop and restart function may fail due to a fuse that blows for the starter motor.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Volvo must be performed by a Volvo dealership. Volvo began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in October 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volvo dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, September 02, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 02, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,855
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V555000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles manufactured April 8, 2015 to August 19, 2015. In certain driving conditions when using the automatic engine stop/start function, the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting when necessary.
Consequence
If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2015. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552 or by visiting http://volvo.custhelp.com.. Volvo's number for this recall is R39574.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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