It turns out that Swedish cars aren’t all that safe – Volvo is recalling more than 85,000 vehicles in the US due to a fuel pump problem.
Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the 15 amp fuse for the low pressure fuel pump may blow when the ECM requires the fuel delivery module to be shut down due to electrical surges.
Volvo states that a blown fuse prevents the low pressure fuel pump from operating and causes the engine to stall, as well as prevents any damaged engine from starting. The automaker is not aware of any injuries, deaths or accidents associated with the problem, and the statement says hybrid models with the problem can safely stop and start as long as their batteries have a charge.
S60, S90 and S90L sedans, V60, V60 Cross Country, V90 and V90 Cross Country station wagons, as well as XC60 and XC90 SUVs fell under the revocable campaign. All vehicles affected by the service campaign were produced between 2019 and 2020, Carscoops reports.
Volvo plans to notify owners of the problem on August 1st and replace the defective 15A fuse with a 20A fuse.