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Volvo Issues Huge Recall for Faulty Braking System

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Volvo has been hit with a massive recall for most of its products due to a failing braking system.

106,900 Cars Affected Worldwide

Volvo has announced a recall for 106,900 units across the world for a faulty braking system. The NHTSA confirms that 27,457 of these cars are based in the USA. 2023 C40, XC40, S60, V60, XC60, V90 Cross Country, and XC90 models are affected.

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The Affected Part

The NHTSA says a Brake Control Module 2 (BCM2) diagnostic error may affect the ABS, traction control, and electronic stability control. The organization states "a reduction in brake support functions can increase the risk of a crash."

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The Repair Plan

Volvo confirms no reports of injuries, fatalities, or crashes relating to the recall. It'll resolve the issue via an over-the-air BCM2 software update at no cost to the customer from February 20. Letters will be sent to owners by March 15, 2023.

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The Inevitable Recall

Owners can contact Volvo customer services for more details. The official recall number for this issue is R10217. Considering Volvo is a company that prides itself on safety, we're sure it'll resolve this promptly.

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Previous Recall Woes

In 2020, Volvo issued a recall affecting 2.2 million cars due to faulty seat belt cables that could fail with time due to fatigue. Another seatbelt recall was issued in 2021 for a smaller batch of cars. The company also had to recall 460,769 cars for faulty airbags during this year.

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