By Stephen Markley on May 17, 2010
Volvo has issued a recall for 679 XC70 vehicles from the 2008-2010 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects vehicles manufactured from Dec. 5, 2006, through Oct. 1, 2009, and involves incorrect information on maximum tire pressure. The listed maximum tire pressure is incorrect on the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard label, the tire and loading information label and a page in the owner’s manual.
This means these few vehicles don’t comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, but it’s also important to note that inflating tires to the incorrect volume can lead to blowouts or potentially cause accidents.
Dealers will update the XC70s with new FMVSS labels, tire and loading information labels and tire pressure-monitoring software. They will also stick a label into the owner’s manual with the correct number. All of this will be done free of charge.
Owners may contact Volvo at 800-458-1552 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.