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Fuel Pump Issue Prompts Volvo Recall

December 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Volvo Cars of North America is recalling more than 136,000 vehicles because the fuel pump can develop cracks in its flange when exposed to such conditions as hot climate and temperature cycling over time, in combination with varying fuel quality. 

The recall affects the MY 2001-2004 S60, 2002-2005 S80, 2001-2004 V70, 2001-2004 XC70, and 2003-2005 XC90. Those vehicles covered by the recall were sold in or are registered in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and the U.S. territories, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. 

If the fuel pump flange cracking occurs, vehicle users may notice a fuel smell or fuel leak. This condition increases the risk of fire. 

Dealers will inspect the fuel pump installed in the vehicle and, if necessary, replace it with a part of a modified design. This service will be performed free of charge. 

Volvo can be reached at (866) 637-3774. 

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  1. 1. Bennett [ October 27, 2011 @ 10:35AM ]

    My 2004 Volvo S80 here in St. Louis, Mo. suffered from this issue. I was parking in the garage of my home and the fumes were so strong I ended up having to park it in the driveway. And yes it actually smelled like the car was about to catch on fire. My dealer Weiss Volvo of Brentwood didn't bring up the recall, but applied the replacement to my warranty. I think this recall should include more than the states listed.

  2. 2. Tremolux [ February 22, 2013 @ 11:19AM ]

    We had the same problem, but we were, evidently, too late to have the work done for free. Ended up having an independent shop do the work, and not very well. Such a hassle. I'll be shopping for a post 04' Volvo next time.

  3. 3. ou Pietrini [ January 11, 2016 @ 03:54PM ]

    I have a 2004 XC70. Can the fuel pump flange be replace or doe the entire fuel pump need to be replaced.


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