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Volvo vehicles face recall in the United States due to software error causing potential to crash.
About Volvo’s Automated-Brake Problem
According to Car and Driver, Volvo announced a voluntary recall of 121,605 Volvo vehicles manufactured in 2019 and 2020. An error within the emergency automated-braking software can potentially lead to car crashes from delayed braking.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the Volvo braking systems face issues with properly detecting objects to avoid collisions while driving. The NHTSA has also revealed that Volvo’s IntelliSafe active-safety technology is missing crucial software coding thus fueling the dilemma.
Volvo is currently updating the software Active Safety Domain Master and will alert consumers on May 1st of the changes. Fortunately, there have been no reported accidents with the brakes as of yet.
Recent Volvo Models Recalled
The Volvo recall affects the following vehicles:
2019-2020 Volvo S60
2019-2020 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered
2019-2020 Volvo V60
2019-2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019-2020 Volvo S90L
2019-2020 Volvo V90
2019-2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country
2019-2020 Volvo XC40
2019-2020 Volvo XC60
2019-2020 Volvo XC90
Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.