WASHINGTON – Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 7,855 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC70 and S80 vehicles because the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“In certain driving conditions when using the automatic engine stop-start function, the starter motor fuse may blow,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash.”
The recall affects front-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with the four-cylinder Drive-E engines.
The affected cars were built from April 8, 2015 to August 19, 2015.
There are no injuries, accidents or fatalities linked to the recall, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols told Edmunds.
He added that many of the cars have already been updated.
Volvo dealers will replace the starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse. The recall is expected to begin on October 12. Owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.