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Volvo recalls entire 2019/20 range

Volvo has recalled its entire 2019/20 range to fix an issue with the autonomous emergency braking system.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie
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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.

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.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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