Volvo recalls nearly 150 thousand cars due to doors opening on the go

Volvo recalls nearly 150 thousand cars due to doors opening on the go

December 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Swedish brand found a malfunction in the door closing system on their cars. It’s all about the door latch, which can misinform the driver.

Volvo sends 144 937 cars for repairs. It is known that the review announced by the Swedish brand included the S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country models. Information about this appeared in the relevant media. All these sedans and station wagons, off the assembly line from 2011 to 2017, may have a faulty component inside the door lock. Part of the door latch here may fail, which does not guarantee the driver and his passengers a reliable door closure. In this case, the owner of the car may not be aware that the door is not closed properly.

Volvo experts warned the owners of “problematic” cars that if the car is exposed to extremely hot climates for a long time, the latch may loosen or break during use. Such damage will negatively affect passenger safety. If the door is not fastened properly, it can open while driving.

To solve this problem, the engineers of the Swedish brand redesigned the door latches. During the repair work, the automaker will replace the front and rear side doors for free. The brand will begin sending out notices of recall in January 2020.