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2007-2010 Volvo S80 recalled for tire-pressure monitoring system

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2007-2010 Volvo S80 recalled for tire-pressure monitoring system

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Aug 2nd 2010 at 4:31PM

The ever-conscious safety fanatics at Volvo have realized it's unwittingly made a mistake on their 2007-2010 S80 sedans. It seems that the maximum permissible tire pressure information was printed incorrectly in the owner's manuals and on the sticker pasted to the vehicles' door jams. Worse, that same incorrect inflation data is hard-coded into the cars' tire-pressure monitoring systems.

Volvo claims that it has never received any complaints on the issue and that it found the problem on its own. Naturally, though, the Swedish automaker is keenly interested in getting the problem rectified and will replace the incorrect manuals and stickers, and update the S80's software to correct the tire-pressure monitoring system.

We've posted the recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the break. Owners are urged to call Volvo at 1-800-458-1552 or email customercare -at- volvoforlife.com for further information.

[source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via Kicking Tires]

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

VOLVO / S80 2007-2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V335000

Summary:

VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 S80 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL AND A PAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL CONTAIN INCORRECT MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE INFLATION PRESSURE AND THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) SOFTWARE HAS AN INCORRECT TRIGGER LEVEL.

Consequence:

THESE VEHICLES DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIRED SAFETY STANDARDS.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE VEHICLES WITH A NEW TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, OWNER'S MANUAL LABEL AND TPMS SOFTWARE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552 OR CUSTOMERCARE@VOLVOFORLIFE.COM .

Notes:

VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R228. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/02/2007-2010-volvo-s80-recalled-for-tire-pressure-monitoring-system/

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RECALL: VOLVO S80 FOR INACCURATE TIRE PRESSURE DATA

By Mark Kleis

Volvo and NHTSA have announced the recall of limited quantities of the the S80 sedan, model years 2007 through 2010, in regards to inaccurate information on the tire and information loading label, the manual and the programming of the tire pressure monitoring system.

NHTSA says that the labels found in the door jambs, as well as the owner’s manual contain inaccurate information that suggests much higher tire pressure than is actually recommended for the vehicle. Furthermore, the TPMS is programmed according to the inaccurate information, so there is no way for drivers or the vehicle’s safety systems to identify the problem.

To date, Volvo and NHTSA say that no accidents or injuries have occurred as a result.

The total number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall is 3,635.

link:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/recall-volvo-s80-for-inaccurate-tire-pressure-data.html

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