Volvo, a part of the Ford Motor Company, recalled 82,000 cars worldwide
due to a fuel pump electronic module problem. These modules, which
monitor the fuel pump, could corrode from water or salt due to rain and
(trying to melt) snow.
The problem could occur in the S40 and V50 models from 2004-2006. Volvo representatives stated that the recall was only for corrosive markets where there’s a lot of rain or salt due to snow.
Volvo has had three other major recalls recently. In November, the automaker recalled 56,000 cars for problems with airbags and engines. And in December, Volvo recalled 125,000 trucks in North America for short circuits in the lighting system that could cause fires, and another 49,500 cars worldwide for diesel filter technical problems.
A lot of families like to buy Volvo for their reputation of safety. One way to keep safe in these vehicles is to pay attention to recalls and get take care of them as quickly as possible.
By Becky Scott