Volvo Car Australia has recalled its entire 2019 and 2020 range to fix a problem with the autonomous emergency braking system.
According to the company, a software code is missing, which means the autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) might not trigger when required.
AEB is meant to automatically slam on the brakes when it detects an impending rear-end accident, in an attempt to prevent the crash (or minimise any damage).
If the driver doesn’t acknowledge the AEB system warning and the system doesn’t activate when required, there’s an increased risk of accident and injury to the driver and other road users.
Volvo says the brakes, forward collision warning, and pedestrian/cyclist detection are all still fully functional – even when the issue occurs.
- A total of 9205 cars are included in the recall
- A VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
As the entire 2019/20 Volvo range is included, the S60, V60, V90 Cross Country, XC60, XC90, and XC40 are being recalled.
Volvo will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.