Tuesday, June 15, 2021
News Volvo Recall Affects 167,000 New XC60 SUVs

Volvo Recall Affects 167,000 New XC60 SUVs

Volvo has issued a recall concerning their new XC60 compact luxury SUV.

The Volvo recall affects 2018 and 2019 Volvo XC60 models. Roughly 167,000 XC60 units were recalled around the world with just under 4,000 units located in Canada.

The problem is located in the rear tailgate lift mechanism. According to Transport Canada, a loosening of the automatic tailgate motor can cause the rear hatch to not open in cold temperatures or seperate the tailgate arms.

“If the tailgate arms separate, a spring may be projected rearward and create a risk of injury”, Transport Canada said.

Volvo said the recall is a “preventative safety measure” and no reports of serious injuries had been received. Volvo dealers will simply replace the system at no cost to the owner, obviously.

The Swedish automaker has been on a roll recently, introducing new models or redesigning current models at an unprecedented pace. The redesigned Volvo S60 and all-new Volvo XC40 and Volvo V60 Cross Country are just a few examples.

Trending Now

The V8 Engine In The Genesis G90 Dies At The End Of 2021

The 5.0-litre V8 will be replaced by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6. The next-generation G90 is already on sale in some markets. The G90 flagship...

This F-150 is the Best Retro Pickup Yet

Retro paintwork combines with retro light bar Offered new by Ford dealer and gets Rousch Performance gear If you're looking for the coolest retro...

Ford F-150 Lightning Has 100,000 Pre-Orders And Counting

Ford’s EV product run will also include an electric version of the Explorer. The Lightning was revealed on May 19th. Based price in...

General Motors Dropping Stop-Start from Pickups, SUVs Related to Chip Shortage

No semiconductors means features get prioritised in new ways Buyers will get discount from MSRP As automakers work to mitigate the production shortages caused...

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Launches With New IMSA GTLM Championship Edition

2022 Chevrolet Corvette to start at $62,195 in the United States, Canadian pricing not yet available. New limited-run IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.