Two Recalls, One Week - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Two Recalls, One Week

June 22, 2011

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We actually had our 2012 Volvo S60 T5 for about a week prior to posting the introduction. And it was one busy week in the world of S60 recalls.

The first S60 recall cited an issue with fuel pump software. Volvo recalled 7,558 units because, under certain driving conditions, there may be engine hesitation and possible engine stall, according to NHTSA. This recall applied to our S60, so we promptly took it to Volvo of Santa Monica. It was a quick fix, involving an ECM reflash and took just about an hour.

The second S60 recall involved a potential fuel leak. Volvo recalled 478 units (448 in the U.S.) because of the risk of fire. "The fuel-line quick connector may detach and the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash," said NHTSA. "The customer may also notice a fuel smell and leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire." This recall included VINs up to ---32474, which preceded our S60, so we were in the clear.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 1,222 miles


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