The car manufacturer Volvo Cars, owned by the Chinese Geely, announced Friday the recall of 736,000 cars worldwide for a problem related to the automatic emergency braking system.
The recall comes after “the introduction of software in January 2019 that turned out to be defective” in nine of its models, said a spokesman for the Swedish manufacturer, Stefan Elfström.
This concerns the S60, V60, V60CC, S90, V90 and V90CC models as well as the luxury SUV XC40, XC60 and XC90, produced between January 2019 and March 2020.
“Volvo Cars has issued a safety recall after finding that the automatic emergency brake support system does not work properly under certain conditions,” said Volvo, who has yet to report any accidents. “However, the normal braking system of these cars is not affected,” they added.
Swedish media reported on Friday that the error had been discovered before Christmas by the Danish Automobile Federation (FDM), which, when testing the XC60, had discovered a flaw in the automatic braking system. “The FDM contacted Volvo, which tested the car itself, and just over three months later, a reminder message was sent,” said the TT news agency.
The group sent a letter to all affected customers asking them to contact the nearest Volvo dealer to have the problem rectified free of charge.