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Volvo XC70 Recall 13V377000

Wipers Run Continuously, Turn Signal And Headlights Do Not Work

Recall Details

The windshield wipers may run continuously and the headlights, high beams and turn signals may not operate due to the malfunction of the central electronic module. Dealers will upgrade the module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

An electronic module that controls the operation of the headlights and signals as well as the wipers may malfunction, resulting in the wipers staying on continuously, and the lights not working.

What Should You Do?

Volve notified owners of affected vehicles starting in 2013. 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.

Electrical & Lights, August 21, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 21, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,767
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V377000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary
Volvo is recalling certain model year 2014 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles equipped with keyless ignition. In the affected vehicles, the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will not perform as intended. As a result, the front windshield wipers might run continuously when the ignition is on. Also, the turn signals, high beams, and headlight switch might not work.
Consequence
Malfunctioning head lamps and/or turn signals increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the CEM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
Notes
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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