Volvo Recalls 85,000 Vehicles Over Stalling Issue
Volvo is asking some 85,000 car owners to bring their vehicles to a local dealer for a second look.
The company recently announced that it is recalling certain cars over a fuel pump defect that could cause the vehicles to unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of an accident.
The recall covers some sedans, wagons and sport utility vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years.
Faulty fuel pumps could blow a fuse, Volvo said in a defect report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“A blown fuse will prevent the low-pressure fuel pump from operating,” the company told NHTSA. “If this should occur, in the very worst case, this will lead to stalling.”
Volvo says it will start notifying owners of recalled cars in August. The company said it will ask owners to bring recalled cars in for a fuse change at no cost.
The recall comes as Volvo recently unveiled a roadmap for the company’s ambitious plan to go all-electric by 2030.
Volvo Recalls and Your Rights Under California's Lemon Law
Like many of the world’s largest car manufacturers, the Swedish automaker has had a hard time ensuring that its vehicles are actually safe to drive.
Volvo announced last year, for instance, that it was recalling more than 4,600 Polestar electric vehicles. The company said at the time that a defect could cause the cars to unexpectedly lose power, posing a hazard to everyone on the road.
The same year, Volvo recalled 87,000 vehicles for faulty windshield wipers that the company said could be rendered ineffective.
Fortunately, California car owners do not need to wait for a recall to get defective vehicles fixed. The California lemon law offers some protections for car owners and lessors in the Golden State.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act generally requires car manufacturers to perform a full range of repairs on cars while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to buy back vehicles that the company cannot or will not fix. That includes compensating the owner for the purchase price, as well as any financing fees and other related costs.
Although a manufacturer can instead offer to replace the vehicle, it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you weigh your options.
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