Volvo Recalling Seven 2011MY S40 Sedans Over Production Error, May Replace Vehicles

In what could be one of the smallest recalls of the year, Volvo has issued a recall for seven S40 sedans from the 2011 model year in the U.S. over a production error. In a recent filling, Volvo told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] that a crack may have formed on the top side of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment during the component production. Volvo said that the crack could have an effect on the front structure and may reduce the crash performance of the vehicle.

According to the recall notice, Volvo’s dealers will inspect the top side of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment for cracks. The automaker said that if no crack is found, no further action is needed.

However, if the inspection reveals a crack in the side support member, given that this is a structural damage, the vehicle will immediately be taken out of service and the company will offer the owner a new replacement vehicle of equal specification.

The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 15, 2011 For more information, U.S. owners can contact Volvo’s customer care center at 1-800-458-1552.

According to Volvo, aside from the seven S40s in the U.S., 4 vehicles from Canada and 2 from Puerto Rico are also subject to the same recall. You can check out the VIN numbers of the affected models in the list below.

RECALL 241 ELIGIBLE VEHICLE LIST – VIN NUMBER

Eligible U.S. Vehicles

YV1672MS4B2541597

YV1672MS9B2541675

YV1672MSXB2541684

YV1672MS7B2541691

YV1672MS6B2541701

YV1672MS6B2542198

YV1672MS0B2542214

Eligible Canadian Vehicles

YV1672MK6B2237574

YV1672MK9B2237584

YV1672MS7B2541688

YV1672MSXB2541958

Eligible Puerto Rico Vehicles

YV1672MSXB2542513

YV1672MS2B2542523

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