Volvo has made a huge recall of its cars globally, which affects more than 7 Lakh cars worldwide. Now that is a big number, but in India, only 1,891 units of Volvo come under this recall. So what is the recall about? How much time will it take to fix the car? We will explain it to you.
Well, Volvo cars are one of the safest cars in the world, be it their good build quality or a host of sensors they are fitted with. One of such automatic system is the reason for this massive recall, specifically the Automatic Emergency Braking system (AEB). There are a total of five models affected by it – XC40, XC60, XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country. The models are MY19 and MY20. Now that makes a large number of five car models sold in 2 years’ time globally.
The issue with the system is that in certain high-temperature, the system will still detect the obstacle and warn the driver with a signal on the instrument cluster, but it will not apply the brakes automatically. Normally the system takes the help of a sensor placed behind IRVM and detects the obstacle to apply emergency brakes if the need arises. But with the issue system will fail to do so and if the driver is not paying attention, an accident may happen.
So the fix is very simple, just a software upgrade. The issue will not affect the braking or any other function of the car whatsoever, so you can drive your Volvo normally. So even though the fix is simple, due to the outgoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, all the manufacturing plants here in India are shutdown until April 14, 2020. So even when the fix is relatively simple, the time needed to get your Volvo fixed can depend on how long the lockdown lasts. Even Globally Volvo’s facilities are shut.
So if your Volvo Cars come under the recall in India, don’t stress, it is an easy fix which will be handled by Volvo India. You can still drive your car but we urge you to stay at home until the lockdown, protect yourself and your loved ones. Till then you can watch our review of the petrol XC40 here.
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