Volvo Recalls over 120,000 Vehicles to Fix Automatic Braking Malfunction

Volvo Recalls over 120,000 Vehicles to Fix Automatic Braking Malfunction

Almost every Volvo car built between November 2018 and March 2020 is affected.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 2019 -2020 models : Volvo S60 and S90 sedans; V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country station wagons; and XC40, XC60, and XC90 SUVs Recall Report 20V-144 .

The Defect

The problem is due to a glitch between software and hardware of the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) control software, which may lead to the system failing to detect an obstacle in front of the vehicle while driving. The systems with pedestrian detection might not recognize obstacles. As a result, a crash could occur that otherwise might have been prevented.

The Remedy

Volvo dealers will update the incompatible software, free of charge. The automaker will notify owners of affected vehicles in May. Owners may also contact Volvo at 800-458-1552.

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

Here at Terrell • Hogan, we prioritize preventing injuries and wrongful deaths by spreading information about vehicle recalls. Automobile recalls are issues frequently so please check the status of your vehicle often.


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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.