Volvo S80 recall
3rd August, 2011
Volvo Car Australia is recalling Volvo S80 models (MY
2007) fitted with a 3.2L petrol engine. Some 79 units are involved.
It has been determined that the power steering return line may fail due to incorrect routing of the
power steering cooling line. Should this condition occur, it may result in a sudden drainage of power
steering oil and a loss of power steering assistance. Since this may appear suddenly and without any
relevant warnings to the driver, this condition poses an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.
In the worst case scenario, if this condition were to occur, there is the possibility of the power
steering fluid igniting, which could lead to an engine bay fire.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Volvo Cars (where possible). Otherwise, relevant
vehicle owners should contact their authorised Volvo dealer for advice and corrective action if