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Recall 96V199000

Throttle Sticks

Recall Details

The throttle plate may stick in the throttle housing, resulting in the vehicle continuing to accelerate when the accelerator pedal is released by the driver. Dealers will replace the throttle housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The throttle may stick, which could allow the vehicle to continue to accelerate when after the accelerator pedal is released by the driver.

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 November 1996. 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.

Engine, October 11, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 11, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,530
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V199000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary
THE SCREWS WHICH ATTACH THE THROTTLE PLATE TO ITS AXLE (SHAFT) CAN LOOSEN ALLOWING THE THROTTLE PLATE TO COME IN CONTACT WITH THE THROTTLE HOUSING.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE POSITION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE HOUSING.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 8, 1996.NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD 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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