Volvo Recalls Sedans, Wagons, and SUVs for Stall Risk

If a fuel pump fails while you're driving, the car could suddenly lose power

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Volvo is recalling more than 85,000 S60 and S90 sedans, XC60 and XC90 SUVs, and V60 and V90 wagons from the 2019 and 2020 model years to fix a faulty fuel pump. If the fuel pump fails while the vehicle is in motion, the engine could stall and the vehicle could lose power. 

Hybrid vehicles included in the recall may briefly run only on battery power before stalling. If the fuel pump fails while the vehicle is switched off, it may not start at all. Warning lights may also show on the gauges behind the steering wheel. The problem is due to a faulty fuse in the fuel pump, which Volvo dealerships will replace free of charge.

In documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Volvo says that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this recall.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: More than 85,000 vehicles are included in this recall. All of them are from the 2019 and 2020 model years.

• XC60 and XC90 SUVs

• S60, S90, and S90L sedans

• V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country wagons

The problem: A 15-amp fuse in the fuel pump may blow unnecessarily, which would starve the engine of fuel and lead to a stall.

The fix: Volvo dealerships will replace the 15-amp fuse with a 20-amp fuse, which should not blow as easily. New vehicles are already being built with fuel pumps that include a 20-amp fuse.

How to contact the manufacturer: Volvo will contact owners of affected vehicles starting in early August. Owners may also contact Volvo directly, at 800-458-1552.

NHTSA campaign number: 21V414. Volvo’s own number for this recall is R10100.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.