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Volvo XC90 Recall 07V563000

Climate Control System May Become Non-Functional

Recall Details

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

Our Quick Take

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 28, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 28, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
37,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V563000
Component
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL MODULE (CCM) MAY RECEIVE A 'SHUT-DOWN SIGNAL' FROM THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) AFTER IGNITION KEY INSERTION. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL FUNCTIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE (INCLUDING THE DEFROSTER) DURING THAT DRIVING CYCLE.
Consequence
INOPERATIVE DEFROSTERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE IMPAIRED VISIBILITY WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR VEHICLE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy
THE ECM SOFTWARE WILL BE UPGRADED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
Notes
VOLVO RECALL NO. 185. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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