Last week we brought you news that the Volvo S60 was being recalled for an incompatibility between the Engine Control Module software and the car’s fuel pump. This week, Volvo has announced a smaller recall of the 2012 model year S60 sedan, and once again it involves the fuel delivery system.
Volvo S60 models built between January 18, 2011 and January 28, 2011 may have been equipped with an improperly-sized male quick-disconnect fitting on the fuel line. This may cause improper sealing between the male and female quick-disconnect coupling, or may even cause cracking of the female quick-disconnect fitting, leading to vehicle stalling or a fuel leak. Should a combustion source be in proximity to the fuel leak, the risk of a vehicle fire is magnified.
Volvo advises that only 448 cars are affected by this particular recall, which is expected to begin this month. Owners will be notified by mail of the recall, and dealers will replace the fuel lines on affected vehicles at no charge. Owners with questions or concerns can reach Volvo’s customer service hotline at (201) 768-7300, or they may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.