Volvo issued a recall for S40 and V50 models (23,000 in the U.S.; more overseas) because of a problem with a fuel pump. The pump sits exposed, which can lead to rust and corrosion, which in turn can cause the engine to stall unexpectedly. Who wants that?
The recall is for model years 2004 through 2006 and is concentrated in what Volvo calls “corrosion markets.” Hint: If your city uses salt to clear snow from your streets, or if you live in a rainy locale, you’re likely affected. In drier climates, Volvo has simply extended the car’s warranty.
Volvo Recalls 23,000 Vehicles (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)