Volvo is recalling 100,000 cars to the workshop for the automatic braking system

Volvo is recalling 100,000 cars to the workshop for the automatic braking system


Text: Carlos Moura
Date: January 25, 2023

Volvo has announced that it will recall more than 100,000 vehicles to repair a problem with the automatic safety brake that can cause a loss of performance while driving.

THE volvo Motors will recall more than 100,000 vehicles to workshops worldwide due to problems with the automatic safety brake that affects all models of the Swedish brand.

Considered “rare” by the Sino-Swedish manufacturer, the problem affects the support function of brake electricity, which has the function of intervention in case of emergency. The fault has no effect when the driver applies the brakes using the brake pedal.

The Volvo XC40 is one of the affected models. Image: turbo

Affected vehicles include all models from 2023 Volvo. In total, 106,619 cars worldwide will have to be recalled to the workshop. Owners contacted by the Swedish brand are assured that a free software update will fix the problem.

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In a statement, Volvo Cars says that 106,691 vehicles will be recalled to workshops in various markets “due to a possible problem with the brake control module software”. The brand adds that “in some rare cases, this can lead to a loss of electronic brake assist functions when braking, although braking power remains through the brake pedal”.

“To resolve the issue on the affected vehicles, Volvo Cars will update the software related to the brake control module.”