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Recall 95V093000

Tire Pressure Information Incorrect As Listed On Vehicle Information Label

Recall Details

The tire information label lists improper spare tire size and pressure information. Volvo originally mailed owners new labels to correct the concern, but dealers can assist free of charge also.

Our Quick Take

The tire pressure and size listed for the spare tire on the vehicle information label were listed inaccurately. This can lead to adjusting the spare tire to improperly low pressures, which can result in tire failure.

What Should You Do?

Volvo notified owners of affected vehicles in 1995. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, May 09, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 09, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,199
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V093000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
THE TIRE LABEL CONTAINS SIZE AND PRESSURE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SPARE TIRE. THE LISTED SIZE (155R15) AND PRESSURE (40 PSI) ARE INCORRECT. THE CORRECT SIZE AND PRESSURE FOR THE SPARE TIRE ARE T125/90R15 AND 60 PSI.
Consequence
IF AN OWNER INSTALLS A SPARE TIRE AND ADJUSTS ITS PRESSURE TO 40 PSI, THERE IS A RISK OF TIRE FAILURE, ESPECIALLY IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A NEW, CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE LABEL TO INSTALL ON THEIR VEHICLES. IF OWNERS PREFER, THEY CAN TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A DEALER AND HAVE THEM INSTALL THE LABEL.
Notify
SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; TIRE RESERVE LOAD LABEL. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PASSENGER CARS, SEDANS AND STATION WAGONS. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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