The XC60 is quick, pleasant and benefited from Volvo's latest safety advances of the time. While handling is sound and secure, the mid-sized SUV is not exactly sporty to drive. Further, fuel economy is mediocre and some controls are not intuitive. While interior fit and finish are impressive, rear-seat room is only sufficient.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 XC60 will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Volvo XC60 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"we had to have a cable replaced: but the more critical problem, which Volvo will do nothing about, is that it is possible to think you turned off the car - yet the engine has not shut off...a big problem in an attached garage!!!!!"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The back up camera was replaced twice, after it had been brought to the service reps attention 3 times before that"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The camera does not work in hot weather I,e. over 82 degrees."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Proximity sensors would go off when no objects were near and the blind spot sensors would go haywire for no explained reason"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Picture was unclear"

Guy C., VA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"back-up camera image unstable; Volvo needed to replace all wiring to camera"

Stuart U., PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The right-hand side BLIS (blind spot warning) camera failed and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The dealer provided a program to update the NAV system. It took several attempts to get the program to load."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Radio

"The stereo system software has issues, e.g., not switching stations, resetting selectable stations without button action, not loud enough when roof is open, different volume output for radio and Cd settings"

Richard P., AL (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The radio continues to turn off intermittently. The only way to fix it is to power off, wait a few seconds and power it back on. This probably has been going on for several years and is more an annoyance than anything else."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volvo XC60)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"We've had repeated issues with the fuse blowing out making the DVD not work. They've been good about fixing it b/c it's warranteed, but still inconvenient. this happened about 4 times since we bought the car. luckily, the last fix seemed to work (though we now have a dvd stuck in one of the two consoles). Would not recommend spending money on the in headrest DVD player - not worth it"

W C., CA (2012 Volvo XC60)
Routine software updates

"Requested an update to NAV system. It took more than 40 hours to process the updates. The entire screen and options like the bluetooth phone did not operated during update."

Maurice D., OR (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Speakers

"Noise drops off one side"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Moonroof water drain line came loose and about 2" of water got into the floorboards in the back seat area"

James R., MD (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Had a major issue with water leaking into the rear hatch of the vehicle"

Luis F., CA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"It started about a year ago, the windshield on driver's side leaked during driving in a rain storm. I have put a sealer around it but still drips when driving in a severe down pour."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Windshield leaks"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The top seal of the windshield began leaking shortly after we purchased our 2012 Volvo XC60 used. We brought it in to the local Volvo dealership, who told us it was a fairly common for that model and year. They explained that we had the option of either resealing the original (current) windshield, or replace the whole windshield with a brand new one. Resealing the old windshield was cheaper, of course, but there was the risk of it cracking during extraction and needing to be replaced anyways. We chose to reseal the original windshield, and the dealership successfully did so. Time to complete and cost was reasonable."

Cameron V., VA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"area above front windshield driver side and center console started leaking profusely"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The windshield leaks at the top driver side when going through car wash or driving in heavy rain."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Leak on the seal of the front windshield. A slow interior drip when it rains"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Windshield leaks and volvo used faulty sealer and they know it but won't help."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"Intermittent yet loud squeak in ventilation system from fans especially on cold mornings"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design)

"Low rattle noise in the exhaust at certain rpm."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Unsure)

"Occasional rattle from rear cargo area"

James D., AB (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Hottest days of the year, started car, no A/C. Was just leaving on a trip to US, phoned ahead to order parts at a garage which specialized in European cars because the garage which didn't was hesitant to tackle the Volvo computer system. Expensive repair. But A/C is critical to me"

Karen S., ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Air conditioner went out approximately 2000 miles after factory warranty expired"

James R., MD (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Compressor clutch went out. Volvo replaced under warranty and provided a loaner"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Compressor failed. Couldn't drive car. The ac button is always on and i have learned to turn off when not needed. I don't know if this lead to failure. I had to wait a month to have part delivered from Sweden. Loaner was given by dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Every time I turn on the A/C it makes a really loud sound like it's hard for it to start...and you can hear it humming as well"

Melvin H., VA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"compressor needed replaced"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Not sure it is a blower fan issue,m but the seal for the pressure box for the turbo has gone bad and the car makes a lot of noise under hard acceleration due to the seal being faulty. According to volvo it requires removing the engine to fix and will cost a fortune in labor, so haven't had it done yet"

Luis F., CA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"replaced twice under extended warranty within 6 months....without the warranty this is and $800. repair..paid a $200 deductible on the first on the second was on Volvo as their part failed"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Working now but they had a hard time figuring out what was happening. Air did not work for a while"

Karyn S., OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"Passenger window did not close properly, misaligned with guides"

James D., AB (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The windshield started leaking inside the car along the top edge. Confirmed that it wasn't the sunroof gutters causing this problem. Having the windshield gasket (and probably the windshield) being replaced tomorrow."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volvo XC60)
Locks and latches

"Rear seat fold release mechanism broke in the up position. We could not fold the seat until repaired. It was in the shop for two days because the dealer did not have the parts on hand"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"driver door couldn't be opened from the inside. Volvo dealer had to replace the door-opening mechanism"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Seat belts

"My husband has fairly large hands and he is now experiencing trouble buckling and buckling the seat belts. the receptor of the belt is not very high or easy to reach. The latch itself is not working easily. He feels that he could never unbuckle q"

Anonymous, RI (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Outer casing on rear hatch strut broke/cracked in cold weather"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"tailgate wouldn't close automatically. needed new closing mechanism module"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"tailgate couldn't be opened or closed from the gate. Dealer replaced the taiigate-closing module"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Tailgate does not go all the way up unless you force it up."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"the antilock braking system has been set off several times when driving under 20 miles an hour for no apparent reason. There was nothing in front of me to have triggered the brakes"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"sensor out of calibration"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Calipers

"We have very low mileage and feel that the brake repair should not be necessary. Was performed by a Volvo dealer."

Anonymous, (2012 Volvo XC60 Unsure)
Premature brake wear

"Excessive wear on rear brake pads"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Not sure it was premature. During service I had to replace brakes at approx. 45,000 miles. My hatch would not open with either the dash button or the remote button. Opening manually was quite heavy. 2 dealers and 1 auto repair could not fix. Even after replacing the arms that open and close it. It now opens sometimes when the buttons are pushed. The Ford truck has a light on for a sensor. Cannot determine why. It has been checked"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The calipers failed which caused squeaking and had to be replaced along with the rotors"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volvo XC60)
Pulsation or vibration

"Volvo dealer replaced the brake pad after I kept insisting there was a problem that caused the rotor damage, etc. They stated that replacing only one pad was was fine, yet since then, there has been pulsating under heavy breaking at freeway speeds, which i will address with them at next service."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Volvo XC60)
Rotors

"I have had to replace the rotors three times since owning the vehicle."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"The actual rotor was damaged by embedded chunks of steak in the original break pad!"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Volvo XC60)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Window trim popped off"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Trim around doors is sharp enough to cut me I hate that a car of this category/price point has this problem"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Volvo decal fell off Ceiling headliner came loose Steering aluminum trim delaminated"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The interior trim piece that covers the track system for the sunroof on the drivers side same unattached"

Justin S., TX (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Latches on the back seats break easily. The dealer replaced them at no charge, but based on their response this seems to be a regular issue. They didn’t seem surprised at all."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint chips very easily. Also scratches easily"

Karyn S., OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"front door hinges are becoming rusty despite the use of lithium grease"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"Rear subframe bushing failure. Squeaks & clunks. Lived with it for 6 months. Had dealer repair it."

Anonymous, (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Several gaskets had to be replaced. Not cheap"

D D., OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"power steering failed suddenly and completely"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volvo XC60)

"Power steering failed on my vehicle, luckily while going 5mph in a parking lot. Equipment was replaced without cost to me thanks to warrenty"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Springs or torsion bars

"broken spring, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Right front suspension made clunk noises over minor bumps for a few days, then a 3/4 ring fell off during driving. Still drivable but drove home 12km to wait almost a week for part/service from Volvo Canada. Ultimately replaced all 4 coil springs based on rust assessment"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"2 out of 4 springs in this vehicle broke in 2-3 years. this suggests inadequate component quality"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Car would not shift into 2nd gear without a physical jerk, occasionally & got progressively worse over time"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Consistent rough shifting from first to second gear. More pronounced in cold weather. Experienced in first 1000 mies driven and had dealer inspect situation on almost every service visit. They acknowledged a problem but never solved/fixed it"

J C., CT (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Occasionally while sitting at a stop light the transmission kicks rather violently into gear feeling like some one hit the car lightly from behind even though there is no vehicle behind. And during normal driving all gear changes are more pronounced than in any other vehicle I've owned."

Jim S., TX (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Same situation as with rough shifting"

J C., CT (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Sometime after 40000 miles the car gears no longer shifted smoothly. We actually have an appointment to have that checked"

Anonymous, RI (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Sometimes after reversing and then going into drive and pressing the accelerator, the engine will rev but the transmission doesn't shift for a second and then when it does it is fairly hard because of the engine speed."

Jim S., TX (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"The fuse for the in console 12v & USB plug has been replace 5 times. The last time I asked that all power plugs in the console be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Body control module

"Received repeatly low battery warnings. The original battery was replaced after 4 years, and the problem started re-occurring after another 4 years. Bought a new battery, and the problem seems to continue. Will see for awhile. It is recognized that it does not get much use beyond local traffic."

Anonymous, (2012 Volvo XC60 Unsure)
Gauges

"fuel gauge does not display the correct amount of gas remaining in the tank (intermittently)"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)
Headlights

"The Volvo XC60 has headlights driven by a small motor that rotates the lamps when the engine is turned off, then rotates them back into driving position when the engine is started. The motor on the left headlight failed, providing significantly less illumination when driving at night. I have gotten used to my car's active bending headlights, and I felt far less safe driving at night without the left lamp. I took the XC60 into my Volvo dealership for repairs and, following a two-day delay for parts, they replaced the assembly that rotates the headlamp and sent me on my way. The repair was covered by my extended Volvo warranty."

John P., CA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"The key fob is supposed to take the seat to the preset position. My wife and I have different key fobs with different settings. The seat randomly moves to either position. Dealer says nothing wrong even after service manager seeing it happen"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"More than normal consumption of oil"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"extensive oil consumption"

Vito M., SC (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The engine had an oil consumption problem and was fully repaired by Volvo as a warranty item.."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Excessive oil consumption. One quart every 1,ooo miles. Volvo service dept. gave me a loaner and kept car in service shop 3 months to rebuild engine. Right now after about 4000 miles of service no excessive oil consumption"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"The fuel gauge was giving inaccurate readings, and the fix seemed inordinately expensive. An entire system had to be replaced, out of warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"fuel sensor / gauge broke; Volvo needed to replace the entire fuel tank to repair"

Stuart U., PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Orange engine light on dashboard, $159 diagnosis shows its a failed leak detection pump, part of the emissions system, $737 to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"fuel tank sensors precluded filling of gas tank. Resolved"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"As I approached the end of my 5 year warranty the engine starting to knock while the air conditioning was on. The dealer claims this was due to using regular unleaded fuel. After a few tanks of premium I went back to regular and the knocking returned. Although the dealer original claimed I could use regular unleaded they now say I should use 89 fuel or higher"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"Noticed oil leak on my driveway - vacuum pump replaced same day without question under 4-year Mfg warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"minor oil leak; dealer said it was a known problem with Volvo; Volvo would cover part of rebuild engine cost so I had it done for about $800 out of pocket cost."

Anonymous, (2012 Volvo XC60 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"I didn't have a problem with - Volvo stepped up an replaced the transmission, under warranty, because I had mentioned the problem at every scheduled maintainance service appointment my service rep made sure it was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2-L 6 Cyl)

"After experience lugging when upshifting in a slow, steady acceleration from a stop, I went to a new Volvo Dealer for an evaluation. TRhe analysis: the transmission needed to be replaced. Seven thousand dollars worth of rebuilt transmission from Volvo. I maintain my cars exactly as called for and always at a Volvo dealership. A well-maintained transmission should not fail at 72,000 miles. The only really good news: I bought a 10-year, 120,000-mile Volvo warranty when I bought the car. It cost about $2,400. So I got the car, with the new transmission, for just my $100 copay, saving us $69,900. That's one warranty that really paid off."

John P., CA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Difficult to see gauges driving into the sun. Check engine light went on, had to replace radiator at 50000 miles"

Vito M., NY (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"I have had many annoying issues with this car. The alternator has already been replaced because while driving the car just completely shut down. It was dangerous. I also have had to have the airbag sensors replaced 5 or so times. It has been fru"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"sensor malfunctioned, had to replaced radiator at a cost of $1,000"

Vito M., SC (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"check engine light came on. sensor in radiator was inoperative, cost me $1000 to repair"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Some battry cells were inoperant"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"I've gone thru 3 batteries while under warranty. The dealer claimed each time that a software update would take care of the issue - that was not the case"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SEAT BELTS
Jun 30, 2020
An unsecured occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2008-2016 V70 and XC70, 2007-2016 S80, 2011-2018 S60 and V60, 2016-2018 S60 Cross Country, 2014-2020 S60L, 2009-2015 S80L, 2009-2016 XC60 and 2015-2018 V60 Cross Country vehicles. The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt anchor cable for both front seats. The recall began December 10, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R10029.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308260
STRUCTURE
Mar 14, 2012
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE UNDERBODY COATING MAY PENETRATE THE FUELS LINES AND CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 S60 AND XC60 PASSENGER VEHICLES. AN INCORRECT MIXTURE OF UNDERBODY COATING AND OVER-APPLICATION CAN RESULT IN RIGID, ICICLE-LIKE AREAS HANGING FROM VEHICLE¿S UNDERCARRIAGE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE UNDERCARRIAGE, AND IF EXCESSIVE UNDERBODY COATING IS FOUND IN THE FUEL LINE AREA, IT WILL BE REMOVED. IF THE INSPECTION REVEALS THAT THE FUEL LINES ARE DAMAGED, THEY WILL BE REPLACED. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 25, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CUSTOMER CARE CENTER AT 1-800-458-1552.
For more information:
VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R251.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V101000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2742
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Feb 28, 2012
IN THE EVENT OF CRASH, THE FRONT AND/OR SIDE IMPACT AIR BAGS MAY DEPLOY IMPROPERLY OR NOT AT ALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY. ALSO, THE LAP BELT PRETENSIONER MAY NOT DEPLOY.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 S60, XC60, S80 AND XC70 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 16, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 6, 2011. IN THESE VEHICLES, THE WIRE HARNESS UNDER THE FRONT SEATS MAY HAVE NOT BEEN ATTACHED PROPERLY TO THE SEAT FRAME. AS A RESULT, WHEN THE SEATS ARE MOVED TO ADJUST THE SEATING POSITION, THE WIRE HARNESS MAY GET PULLED, CAUSING IT TO DISCONNECT.
What should you do:
VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SECURE THE SEAT WIRE HARNESS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.
For more information:
THE VOLVO RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 250.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V075000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32552
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