Recall Roundup

Jan 20, 2011


Here are some current recalls that could be affecting your vehicles.  If you own any of the vehicles on this list, make sure you remedy the problem immediately.

-Volvo Cars of N.A. is recalling more than 6,000 MY 2011 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles because of a potential stalling problem. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software calibration for the fuel cut-off functionality in the engine control module is too sensitive. A sudden engine stall could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Vehicle owners can reach Volvo at (800) 458-1552.

-Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 3,000 MY 2010-2011 LR2 vehicles because of an air bag problem. The shorting bar in the clock spring may have become disconnected when the driver's air bag module connector was installed. As a result, the driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.

Vehicle owners can reach Land Rover at (800) 637-6837.

-Toyota Motor Corp. has launched a "limited service campaign" to repair cooling pumps on about 378,000 MY 2004-2007 Toyota Prius cars sold in North America. In the cars involved, air can leak into water pumps that cool parts of the electric drive system. When there is excess air in the cooling system, bubbles can form that inhibit cooling. When sensors detect overheating in the electric drive system, a warning light is triggered. In addition, the car's total driving power will be reduced. 

Dealers will replace the water pump free of charge.

-Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 6,475 MY 2010-2011 XJ vehicles because of a problem with the windshield wiping and washing system. The front wiper arms-to-spindle fixings were not torqued to specification during manufacture. As a result, the securing nuts could fail and lead to a loss of wiper arm synchronization and a clash of the wiper arms. They could detach from the vehicle as a result, posing a safety risk. 

Vehicle owners can contact Jaguar at (800) 637-6837.

-Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 6,100 MY 2007-2009 VHD, MY 2006-2010 VN and MY 2007-2009 VT trucks with an air-release fifth wheel. The inversion valve on the frame may be oriented in a way that allows contaminants to enter the valve through the exhaust port. This condition poses the risk of brake valve corrosion, which in turn creates a safety risk.

The safety recall is expected to get underway around Jan. 10, 2011. Owners can contact Volvo Trucks at (800) 528-6586. 

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