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.
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."
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.
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.
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.