Volvo glitch sparks recall of 59,000 cars

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VOLVO customers who have bought one of five 2016 diesel models: the S60, V60, XC60, V70 and XC70, are being urged to contact their local dealerships due to a glitch discovered by the company.

Volvo spokesman Stefan Elfstrom reported that the company is recalling a total of 59,000 vehicles believed to be carrying faulty software which could cause the engine and electric system to briefly shut down.

Although no accidents have been reported due to the glitch, Elfstrom said: “the experience isn’t a nice one for affected customers.”

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Yet he stressed that when travelling at speed motorists would barely notice the glitch, as both the engine and electric system immediately re-start.

Letters are being sent out of those who have purchased the affected models, urging them to take their cars in for a free software update to eliminate the issue.

Although cars are being recalled in 40 different markets, half the affected models are believed to have been sold in Sweden and a significant portion of the other half in the UK and Germany.

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