2009-2014 Volvo XC90 Spare Tire Cable Issue

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CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2009 Volvo XC90
  • 2010 Volvo XC90
  • 2011 Volvo XC90
  • 2012 Volvo XC90
  • 2013 Volvo XC90
  • 2014 Volvo XC90

All equipped with a spare tire/wheel.

The problem: The spare tire winch cable may get entangled when attempting to reinstall the spare tire in its storage position. This is due to the cable guide not securing the cable in its path.

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Corrective action: Dealers will install a steel spring in the plastic guide of the winch. This will act as a separator and guide for the cable, ensuring the cable winds up on the winch properly when the spare tire is stored.

Warranty info: This service campaign is being done free of charge, regardless of mileage, until Dec. 31, 2016. Coverage is automatically transferred to a subsequent owner.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service campaign. You can also call Volvo at 800-458-1552 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. S79494.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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