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Risk of Overheating Spurs Volvo Recall

June 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Volvo is recalling more than 17,600 MY 2008-2009 S80, V70 and XC70 vehicles because of a problem with the engine cooling fan. 

The fan may stop working because of a software programming error in the fan control module. Depending on driving conditions, the customer may experience reduced air conditioning performance or a rapid increase in engine coolant temperature, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

This condition poses the risk of a loss of cooling system function and engine failure. Because the driver may not have enough time to respond to the warning lights or the text message in the instrument panel, the risk of a crash increases, the NHTSA said. 

Dealers will replace the fan control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July. 

Owners can reach the Volvo Customer Care Center at (800) 458-1552.

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