Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
09V483000VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.from 08/07/2002 to 06/11/2004V (Vehicle)15873301/15/2010ODIVOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.12/18/200912/18/2009
Defect SummaryVolvo is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 s80, model year 2001-2004 v70, s60, xc70 and model year 2003-2005 xc90 vehicles sold in or 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. when exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange.
Consequence SummaryIf the condition occurs vehicle owners may notice fuel smell and/or fuel leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the fuel pump installed in the vehicle, and if necessary replace the fuel pump with a part of a modified design. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on january 15, 2010. owners may contact volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
NotesVolvo safety recall no. r220.owners may also 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 .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
23-2901/17/200810024347Installing extra fuel pump feed cable. *nj04/07/2008
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
RTJ-1662905/15/200910030359Volvo: leakage detection diagnostics improvements to remedy dtc's. all models from model years 2003-2008. diagnostic monitor for the evaporative emission system small leak, has used a software function that calculates leakage based on a pr09/24/2009
28-7401/03/200828-7410022612Leakage diagnostic function improvements to remedy dtc's. *kb updated 1/22/08. *nj updated 4/7/08. *nj09/12/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
03/01/2011
 When i fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. the gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! i have to fill my tank up several times a week.
03/01/2011
 When i fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. the gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! i have to fill my tank up several times a week.
03/01/2011
 When i fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. the gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! i have to fill my tank up several times a week.
03/01/2011
 When i fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. the gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! i have to fill my tank up several times a week.
03/01/2011
 When i fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. the gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! i have to fill my tank up several times a week.
01/11/201271000
 Strong fuel odor withing cabin after fuel fillup, there is a recall on fuel pumps due to fire risk on this exact model, just not on my vehicle. should i wait for a fire before a recall is issued?
01/11/201271000
 Strong fuel odor withing cabin after fuel fillup, there is a recall on fuel pumps due to fire risk on this exact model, just not on my vehicle. should i wait for a fire before a recall is issued?
01/11/201271000
 Strong fuel odor withing cabin after fuel fillup, there is a recall on fuel pumps due to fire risk on this exact model, just not on my vehicle. should i wait for a fire before a recall is issued?
07/01/201193834
 I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. my issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. i'm shocked to find out volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. i urge the nhtsa to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if volvo continues to refuse. i can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and i hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.
07/01/201193834
 I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. my issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. i'm shocked to find out volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. i urge the nhtsa to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if volvo continues to refuse. i can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and i hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.
07/01/201193834
 I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. my issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. i'm shocked to find out volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. i urge the nhtsa to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if volvo continues to refuse. i can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and i hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.
07/01/201193834
 I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. my issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. i'm shocked to find out volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. i urge the nhtsa to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if volvo continues to refuse. i can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and i hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.
07/01/201193834
 I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. my issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. i'm shocked to find out volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. i urge the nhtsa to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if volvo continues to refuse. i can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and i hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.
04/20/201050000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to jerk excessively with a substantial loss of engine power. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road and the engine completely stalled. in addition, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. the similar failure recurred. the fuel pump was replaced three different times. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). the contact experienced the identical failure as mentioned in the recall. the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 50,000. the vin was unavailable. js
04/20/201050000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to jerk excessively with a substantial loss of engine power. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road and the engine completely stalled. in addition, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. the similar failure recurred. the fuel pump was replaced three different times. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). the contact experienced the identical failure as mentioned in the recall. the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 50,000. the vin was unavailable. js
04/20/201050000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to jerk excessively with a substantial loss of engine power. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road and the engine completely stalled. in addition, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. the similar failure recurred. the fuel pump was replaced three different times. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). the contact experienced the identical failure as mentioned in the recall. the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 50,000. the vin was unavailable. js
04/20/201050000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to jerk excessively with a substantial loss of engine power. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road and the engine completely stalled. in addition, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. the similar failure recurred. the fuel pump was replaced three different times. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). the contact experienced the identical failure as mentioned in the recall. the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 50,000. the vin was unavailable. js
01/20/201164000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. the contact stated the fuel is leaking from the fuel tank while driving at 25 mph. the contact fears the vehicle will cause a fire soon. the contact notice a recall regarding the fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump (09v483000). the contact called the manufacturer regarding the fuel pump recall. the manufacturer informed the contact they can not remedy the issue under the recall due to the vin number being outside of the recall. the contact stated this is a known issue that the manufacturer should repair under the recall. the failure mileage was 64,000. jo
01/20/201164000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. the contact stated the fuel is leaking from the fuel tank while driving at 25 mph. the contact fears the vehicle will cause a fire soon. the contact notice a recall regarding the fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump (09v483000). the contact called the manufacturer regarding the fuel pump recall. the manufacturer informed the contact they can not remedy the issue under the recall due to the vin number being outside of the recall. the contact stated this is a known issue that the manufacturer should repair under the recall. the failure mileage was 64,000. jo
01/20/201164000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. the contact stated the fuel is leaking from the fuel tank while driving at 25 mph. the contact fears the vehicle will cause a fire soon. the contact notice a recall regarding the fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump (09v483000). the contact called the manufacturer regarding the fuel pump recall. the manufacturer informed the contact they can not remedy the issue under the recall due to the vin number being outside of the recall. the contact stated this is a known issue that the manufacturer should repair under the recall. the failure mileage was 64,000. jo
01/20/201164000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 volvo xc90. the contact stated the fuel is leaking from the fuel tank while driving at 25 mph. the contact fears the vehicle will cause a fire soon. the contact notice a recall regarding the fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump (09v483000). the contact called the manufacturer regarding the fuel pump recall. the manufacturer informed the contact they can not remedy the issue under the recall due to the vin number being outside of the recall. the contact stated this is a known issue that the manufacturer should repair under the recall. the failure mileage was 64,000. jo
02/15/20101050001
 My car stalls while driving. when checked out by dealership they identified problems with the fuel pump. on your web site there is a recall for 2005 volvo xc90, which my car. however, volvo is declining my request to fix the fuel pump. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
02/12/200830200202/25/2005
 Car stalled twice at 65mph while on freeway. first incident was 24nov06, 2nd incident was 12 feb 07. on first incident all car functions completely died and went into limp mode after swerving to stop, and was towed to bellingham wa (king volvo) dealer for software upgrade on fuel pump. on 2nd incident car went into reduced engine performance after restart. i drove the car home 350miles although volvo suggested towing. i just traded the car in today on an acura as volvo wasn't interested in helping me beyond a $3k incentive towards a new volvo. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
01/18/2011131000
 2005 xc90 v8-many problems with check engine light coming on and car losing power. lost power on interstate-car would lose power and speed-needed tow-happened twice. current issue check engine light came on followed by all lights coming on stating brake failure, power overload, limp mode and brake failure. dealer replaced alternator at cost of $1006. 10 days later check engine light and anti skid light came on followed by brake failure light. car lost headlights and windshield wipers-9 pm and sleeting. dealer now says need to replace cem and battery at a cost of $3,000 due to water in cem. it was raining or sleeting both times the check engine light came on. volvo redesigned the cover to prevent water intrusion but needs to issue recall. very dangerous- ticking time bomb. someone will have an accident on rainy night on interstate. please consider requiring recall-owners of this vehicle are spending thousands of dollars due to volvo xc90 v8 design flaws. how can volvo be allowed to sell vehicles that should not be driven outside/or in the rain.
01/18/2011131000
 2005 xc90 v8-many problems with check engine light coming on and car losing power. lost power on interstate-car would lose power and speed-needed tow-happened twice. current issue check engine light came on followed by all lights coming on stating brake failure, power overload, limp mode and brake failure. dealer replaced alternator at cost of $1006. 10 days later check engine light and anti skid light came on followed by brake failure light. car lost headlights and windshield wipers-9 pm and sleeting. dealer now says need to replace cem and battery at a cost of $3,000 due to water in cem. it was raining or sleeting both times the check engine light came on. volvo redesigned the cover to prevent water intrusion but needs to issue recall. very dangerous- ticking time bomb. someone will have an accident on rainy night on interstate. please consider requiring recall-owners of this vehicle are spending thousands of dollars due to volvo xc90 v8 design flaws. how can volvo be allowed to sell vehicles that should not be driven outside/or in the rain.
01/18/2011131000
 2005 xc90 v8-many problems with check engine light coming on and car losing power. lost power on interstate-car would lose power and speed-needed tow-happened twice. current issue check engine light came on followed by all lights coming on stating brake failure, power overload, limp mode and brake failure. dealer replaced alternator at cost of $1006. 10 days later check engine light and anti skid light came on followed by brake failure light. car lost headlights and windshield wipers-9 pm and sleeting. dealer now says need to replace cem and battery at a cost of $3,000 due to water in cem. it was raining or sleeting both times the check engine light came on. volvo redesigned the cover to prevent water intrusion but needs to issue recall. very dangerous- ticking time bomb. someone will have an accident on rainy night on interstate. please consider requiring recall-owners of this vehicle are spending thousands of dollars due to volvo xc90 v8 design flaws. how can volvo be allowed to sell vehicles that should not be driven outside/or in the rain.
01/18/2011131000
 2005 xc90 v8-many problems with check engine light coming on and car losing power. lost power on interstate-car would lose power and speed-needed tow-happened twice. current issue check engine light came on followed by all lights coming on stating brake failure, power overload, limp mode and brake failure. dealer replaced alternator at cost of $1006. 10 days later check engine light and anti skid light came on followed by brake failure light. car lost headlights and windshield wipers-9 pm and sleeting. dealer now says need to replace cem and battery at a cost of $3,000 due to water in cem. it was raining or sleeting both times the check engine light came on. volvo redesigned the cover to prevent water intrusion but needs to issue recall. very dangerous- ticking time bomb. someone will have an accident on rainy night on interstate. please consider requiring recall-owners of this vehicle are spending thousands of dollars due to volvo xc90 v8 design flaws. how can volvo be allowed to sell vehicles that should not be driven outside/or in the rain.
01/18/2011131000
 2005 xc90 v8-many problems with check engine light coming on and car losing power. lost power on interstate-car would lose power and speed-needed tow-happened twice. current issue check engine light came on followed by all lights coming on stating brake failure, power overload, limp mode and brake failure. dealer replaced alternator at cost of $1006. 10 days later check engine light and anti skid light came on followed by brake failure light. car lost headlights and windshield wipers-9 pm and sleeting. dealer now says need to replace cem and battery at a cost of $3,000 due to water in cem. it was raining or sleeting both times the check engine light came on. volvo redesigned the cover to prevent water intrusion but needs to issue recall. very dangerous- ticking time bomb. someone will have an accident on rainy night on interstate. please consider requiring recall-owners of this vehicle are spending thousands of dollars due to volvo xc90 v8 design flaws. how can volvo be allowed to sell vehicles that should not be driven outside/or in the rain.