Volvo fixes recall of 2023 fashions with over-the-air replace – EAST AUTO NEWS

Volvo fixes recall of 2023 fashions with over-the-air replace

In an indication of the instances, Volvo will repair a braking error throughout its 2023 mannequin lineup with an over-the-air software program replace, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. 

In sure new Volvo autos, an error within the brake management module can shut down the antilock braking system, and stability and traction management programs. Volvo assured the NHTSA and house owners that within the occasion of a shut down, the hydraulic brakes nonetheless work to carry the car to a cease, even when the help programs do not. Volvo reported 71 identified cases within the U.S., although no identified accidents or crashes associated to the difficulty have been reported. 

The driving force could discover a tough or stiff brake pedal, and any driver-assist tech that entails braking could also be shut down, resembling adaptive cruise management or one-pedal drive on electrified vehicles. If the difficulty happens, malfunction lights will illuminate within the cluster, and an error message could seem. 

The recall encompasses 27,457 autos throughout the 2023 Volvo lineup, together with the S60 sedan, V60 wagon, V90 wagon, XC40 small crossover, XC60 compact crossover, XC90 three-row crossover, and the C40 hatchback. 

The software program replace shall be carried out on Feb. 20, 2023. For more information, house owners can contact Volvo Automobile customer support at 1-800-458-1552 or go to Volvo’s recall website. 

This is not the primary or final time a software program replace has remedied an issue with a brand new automotive. Final month, GM recalled greater than 1 million full-size SUVs for a daytime working mild concern that was fastened with a software program replace, however the SUVs needed to be taken to sellers to finish the motion. The month earlier than that, Tesla fastened greater than 320,000 Mannequin Y and Mannequin 3 electrical vehicles with an over-the-air (OTA) replace. 

Automakers starting from Volkswagen to Polestar have added options with OTA software program updates as effectively. 

Volvo fixes recall of 2023 fashions with over-the-air replace – EAST AUTO NEWS


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