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Component: TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Problem Summary: VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 S80 AND XC70 VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE ERROR WITHIN THE CENTRAL ELECTRONIC MODULE (CEM) WILL RESULT IN THE "TPMS SERVICE REQUIRED" MESSAGE APPEARING AFTER APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES OF ACCUMULATED DRIVING OVER 25 MPH. THE ERROR WILL PREVENT THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM FROM WARNING THE DRIVER THAT A TIRE NEEDS AIR. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM.
Consequence: A MALFUNCTIONING TPMS CANNOT WARN A DRIVER THAT A TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED. UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH.
What Owners Should Do: VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S TPMS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
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