UPDATE: Volvo Car Malaysia has announced that 545 units of cars sold in Malaysia are being recalled over the same issue. They cover the 2023 models of the XC40, C40, XC40, S60, V60, XC90 and S90.
While over-the-air (OTA) updates would fix the issue, Volvo Car Malaysia has decided to deal with the problem by urging owners of the affected cars to send them to its authorised service centres to patch it up. It said it would inform affected owners accordingly.
STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars is recalling around 106,900 cars worldwide over a suspected fault related to the brakes, a Volvo Cars spokesman said today.
The vehicles being recalled are of the 2023 year model of the C40, XC40, S60, V60, XC60, V90 and XC90 models, Reuters reported.
A US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall report said a driver may experience a hard/stiff brake pedal and potential loss of brake support functions that could lead to a crash. So far, there have been no reports of crashes, injuries or fatalities arising from the flaw.
The brake support functions include brake-by-wire; ABS, ESC, and traction control; Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist and one-pedal drive; as well as all active safety and city safety functions described in the user manual that involve braking.
Even with the faults, a driver will still be able to bring the car to a stop by applying the foot on the brake pedal.
Volvo said an over-the-air software update would resolve the issue. — Agencies