Volvo’s current big-dog sedan, the S80, will soon be recalled for an issue with its transmission. A problem with the automatic’s control module is to blame as a software error may not allow the S80 to downshift. This issue could cause problems from frustration to actual danger. If the Volvo refuses to drop a gear in the event of coasting, engine rpms could fall low enough that the vehicle would stall.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Volvo is currently investigating approximately 1,469 sedans for the problem. All S80s affected are 2011 through 2013 model year sedans and the recall is expected to begin on or around July 19 of this year. To remedy the problem, certified dealerships will upgrade the Transmission Control Module’s software and do so at no extra cost to owners.
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