Volvo has announced the recall of some 7,558 model year 2012 S60 sedans, built between November 18, 2010 and May 5, 2011. The vehicles in question may have engine control module software incompatible with the fuel pump hardware, resulting in insufficient fuel supply. As a result, drivers may experience hesitation or even stalling with fuel remaining in the tank, increasing the risk of an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not reported any accidents or injuries to date as a result of this condition.
The 2012 Volvo S60 had previously been named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but has not yet been crash tested by the NHTSA.
Owners will be notified of the recall by mail, beginning on or about June 17. Dealers will upgrade the engine control module software to ensure compatibility with the fuel pump hardware. Owners with questions or concerns can contact Volvo at (201) 768-7300, or they may contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.