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A Volvo recall of almost 7,600 2012 S60 sedans is because of a possible stalling problem, the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Volvo attributed the problem to software incompatibility, where the software used to regulate the fuel pump on models equipped with 5-cylinder engines might not distribute sufficient fuel “to the active part of the fuel tank,” which could cause engine hesitation or stalling.
The problem is with the software that controls the fuel pumps. The software is not compatible with some of the fuel pumps installed in the new cars, and could cause the engine to hesitate or stall even with as much as 1/4 tank of fuel remaining.
The 5-cylinder engine is only available on entry-level, front-wheel-drive S60 sedans. The all-wheel-drive T6 and R Design models have 6-cylinders, reports The New York Times.
The automaker said it learned of the problem early in May and had received 23 warranty claims for the condition, but was not aware of any accidents because of the problem.
The notice from Volvo was posted on the agency’s Web site over the weekend.
Volvo will fix the problem, free of charge, at dealers, with a software update. The recall action is set to start on June 17. For more details, or to get your car serviced, you can contact Volvo at 1-201-768-7300, or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.