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Volvo Recalling Nearly 750,000 Vehicles For Active Safety Braking Issue

A defect in the vehicles' automatic emergency brake system forces Volvo to recall 736,430 vehicles

  • All Volvos built from November 2018 are affected.
  • The Automatic Emergency Braking system may not activate as expected.
  • Thankfully, no accidents or emergencies have been reported.

Issues like these bring to light how much we’ve come to depend on technologies as well as the fact that it’s never 100% bulletproof. Even Volvo, a pioneer and leader of safety technology doesn’t always get it 100% right. The recall relates to a defective Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) sensor. Specifically, the software is at fault.

Volvo said the following about the issue: “This support system – which is designed to brake the car automatically in specific conditions and only when a collision is imminent – may not function as intended in certain situations and in certain temperatures

This recall affects all new Volvos built and sold between November 9th 2018 and March 11th 2020. It impacts the all models, from the XC40, XC60, XC90, S60, V60, S90 and V90. Recalls will be officially issued come May 1st. The fix, a software update, is already prepared and will be installed free of charge on all affected vehicles.

Of the near 750,000 recalled cars, more than 121,000 are located in the US and 12,000 in Canada.

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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