2007 Volvo S80: Recall Alert

July 29, 2011

Volvo is recalling certain 2007 model-year S80 sedans to correct a possible power steering system flaw.

A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 8,406. Affected vehicles were manufactured from March 8, 2006, through May 16, 2007.

The NHTSA notice says that the power steering reservoir return hose may have been routed incorrectly. This can result in increased pressure in the power steering system, possibly causing the power steering return hose to burst at the steering gear and resulting in a loss of power steering fluid.

Further, the NHTSA notice says the driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering, which increases the risk of a crash.

Volvo dealers will inspect the routing of the power steering reservoir and make any necessary repairs, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2011.

In the meantime, owners of 2007 Volvo S80 models with questions or concerns may contact Volvo at 201-768-7300 and reference Volvo Safety Recall No. R246.

Alternatively, owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov.  Refer to the NHTSA Campaign ID No. 11V378000.

[NHTSA]

Sign up for our free newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

2017
The Car Connection
See the winners »
2017
The Car Connection
Commenting is closed for this article
 
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.