Volvo has issued a recall for 121,605 of its vehicles for possible automatic emergency failure. The automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week.
Automatic emergency braking has brought the utmost convenience for a lot of drivers and passengers. It's a feature that makes people safe, but if the system is unable to detect any obstacles, then your Volvo is better off back to the dealership.
According to the document filed by Volvo, the models included in the recall are the 2019-2020 S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90 models. That's the whole Volvo lineup, by the way.
The issue stems from a hardware and software incompatibility, which prevents sensors from detecting an object. While the driver should not solely rely on automatic emergency braking, the feature does help a lot in minimizing the risk of a crash.
It's a good thing automakers are quick to respond to these kinds of issues and announce a recall, albeit quite inconvenient for owners. However, as the old adage goes, better safe than sorry.
Unfortunately, vehicle recalls have been a constant as of late; Hyundai has filed a recall as well. The automaker's issue is a fuel leak in its Sonata vehicles that could possibly start a fire.
According to documents filed by Hyundai last month, the car company is recalling over 206,000 Sonatas from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The problem rests in a low-pressure fuel hose that could crack and begin to leak fuel.
The good news is that there have been no reported fire incidents from owners. The South Korean automaker warns Sonata owners that if they start to smell fuel, immediately stop using the car and report the incident to the nearest dealership.
While the company engineers are still looking for a fix, it's been indicated in the documents that the material used in the car's fuel hose may be susceptible to heat under certain conditions. However, this isn't the final conclusion yet. If you own a Hyundai Sonata, any repairs related to the recall issue will be free of charge, so don't fret.
As for Volvo, the company, fortunately, has a fix for the auto emergency brake issue. Like all recalls, it would come free of charge as well. The recall will start May 1st, so Volvo owners, keep a lookout for mail notifications at around that time.