Volvo Recall of Certain Model Year 2011 – 2013 S80 Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 23, 2012.

Summary:  Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 S80 vehicles. A software error may prevent the transmission from downshifting such as shifting from fifth to fourth gear when coasting.

Consequence: This may result in decreased engine rpms and possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the software to the transmission control module, free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 19, 2012. Owners may contact Volvo Cars at 1-800-458-1552.

Notes: The Volvo Recall Campaign Number is 255. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to