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.

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

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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