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Volvo reported having launched a recall for some cars in its range, for models from the year 2023, after detecting a possible incompatibility between the software and a new version of hardware of the brake control module. The anomaly guarantees a e-mail sent to editorial offices, does not affect braking capacity.
O recall worldwide also applies to Portugal, where the brand reports that there are 522 affected vehicles, including versions of the XC40, C40, S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country and XC90.
Although it estimates that the problem only becomes visible in rare cases, Volvo warns that customers with affected cars may experience increased stiffness in the brake pedal and the loss of electronic brake support functions. When it occurs, it is explained, the driver will be warned through the information module.
Although there are no “reports of accidents or related personal injuries”, Volvo recommends that, when this warning appears, the driver immediately stops the car safely, locking it and waiting 15 minutes, time that will allow the system to reset, before opening it again and starting.
Meanwhile, the Swedish emblem, which has safety as its flag, said it had already started contacting the owners of the affected cars, so that they go to the dealership for an update of the software. Within a few weeks, the brand expects to have this update available over the air.
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