The Swedish based automaker Volvo has recently announced a recall for the 2011 – 2013 S80 model because of a problem with the transmission.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1, 469 units of the 2011 – 2013 S80 model will be affected by this recall and owners of the vehicle will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the transmission. The NHTSA is saying that the engine might stall, increasing the risk of a crash, because a software error could prevent the transmission from downshifting.
“A software error may prevent the transmission from downshifting, such as shifting from 5th to 4th gear when coasting. This may result in decreased engine RPMs an possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.
The car company has announced that 10 technical reports of the problem have been received and it told safety regulators that the error during software development was found which is affecting the lock-up function of the automatic transmission control. Owners of the 2011 – 2013 Volvo S80 are being encouraged to contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. The recall is expected to begin on the 19th of July.