Volvo has announced that it is recalling specific Volvo S60 sedans and C70 convertibles from the 2006-2012 model years. The vehicles are equipped with the optional spare tire kit and may be improperly labeled for tire inflation pressure of the spare tire. The labels may not comply with federal label regulations.
In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volvo stated the recall includes 2006 to 2012 C70 convertibles built from Nov. 15, 2005, through July 31, 2011, and S60 sedans from the 2011 to 2012 model years that were built from July 14, 2010, through April 16, 2011. The affected vehicles, 19,600 in total, were equipped with optional spare tire and wheel kits.
Because of the incorrect information, owners may not properly maintain the spare’s inflation pressure, which could lead to tire failure. While there is no defect in the tire itself, Volvo is issuing the recall because federal regulations require complete tire information on the labels.
Volvo will notify owners of affected vehicles through a mailing. Dealers like the Stamford Volvo Dealer will inspect the label and install new labels free of charge, as necessary. Customers can contact Volvo directly at 201-768-7300 and reference safety recall number R247.