Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60 and XC60

By Jennifer Geiger  on March 19, 2012
Volvo is recalling 2,742 model-year 2012 versions of the S60 sedan and XC60 SUV because of problems with the underbody coating, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, an incorrect mixture of underbody coating could lead to icicle-like pieces hanging down from the undercarriage, especially if too much coating is applied. The pieces could puncture the fuel line and cause a leak, increasing the risk of fire.

The S60s affected by the recall were built between Jan. 10 and Feb. 3, 2012. The XC60s were made between Jan. 10 and Jan. 26, 2012. You can check your vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.

Volvo will notify owners starting on or before April 13, and dealers will inspect the undercarriage and remove excess coating free of charge. They will also replace any affected fuel lines. Owners can call Volvo at 800-458-1552 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer