Almost every Volvo car built between November 2018 and March 2020 is affected.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20V-144 reporting recalls on 7 models of 2019 -2020: Volvo S60 and S90 sedans; V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country station wagons; and XC40, XC60, and XC90 SUVs. All are estimated to have the defect.

The Defect

The problem is due to a glitch between software and hardware of the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) control software, which may lead to the system failing to detect an obstacle in front of the vehicle while driving. The systems with pedestrian detection might not recognize obstacles. As a result, a crash could occur that otherwise might have been prevented.

The Remedy

Volvo dealers will update the incompatible software, free of charge. The automaker will notify owners of affected vehicles in May. Owners may also contact Volvo at 800-458-1552.

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

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