Volvo recalls S80 cars in China over wiper fault image

Swedish automaker Volvo Car Corp said it started yesterday to recall 3,136 imported S80 sedans in China due to windshield wiper flaws, said.

In a report to China’s top quality supervisor — the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Volvo said it had identified a deviation in the Central Electronic Module (CEM) software in its S80 cars that may cause malfunction of the windshield wipers.

If this happens, the windshield wipers may not work when needed, or they may work when not activated. These problems pose some safety hazard to the car’s driving, especially on a rainy day.

However, Volvo added that the long-wheelbase the S80L version locally made in China (by Changan Ford Mazda) has no such fault and is not included in the recall list this time.

The affected Volvo S80 sedans were all imported and produced between January 24, 2006 and June 4, 2007. Volvo and its Chinese dealers will contact the owners and inspect the CEM and upgrade the software free of charge.

  • Viliyana Filipova

    Volvo S80 is one of the best cars ever. Really luxury and very nice for traveling. I like it so much that cannot explain it. This is comfortable car, and very safety. Cannot compare it with any other car.