As a sign of the times, Volvo will fix brake errors across its 2023 model lineup with an over-the-air software update, NHTSA revealed Monday.
On some newer Volvo cars, an error in the brake control module can cause the antilock braking system, stability and traction control system to shut down. Volvo has assured NHTSA and the owner that the hydraulic brakes will come to a halt in the event of a shutdown, even if the assist system fails. Volvo has reported 71 known cases in the US, with no known injuries or crashes related to this issue.
Drivers may notice that the brake pedal is stiff or sticky, and driver assist technologies that involve braking, such as adaptive cruise control or one-pedal drive in electric vehicles, may shut down. When this issue occurs, a fault light may be illuminated within the cluster and an error he message may be displayed.
The recall covers 27,457 vehicles across the 2023 Volvo lineup, including the S60 sedan, V60 wagon, V90 wagon, XC40 small crossover, XC60 compact crossover, XC90 three-row crossover and C40 hatchback. increase.
The software update will be implemented on February 20, 2023. For more information, the owner should contact Volvo Car Customer Service at his 1-800-458-1552 or visit Volvo’s recall site.
This is neither the first nor the last time a software update has solved a new car problem. Last month, GM recalled more than one million of his full-size SUVs to fix a daytime running light issue that was fixed with a software update, but to complete the action he would have to bring the SUV to a dealership. I had to. The month before, Tesla repaired over 320,000 of his Model Y and Model 3 electric vehicles with over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Automakers from Volkswagen to Polestar are adding features with OTA software updates.