Volvo Recall to Update Brake Software on 2023 Models

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. – Volvo Car USA, LLC will recall certain model-year 2023 vehicles due to a potential braking issue which could result in the loss of all active safety and city safety functions described in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

The vehicle population covers 27,457 S60, V60, V60CC, V90CC, XC60, XC90, XC40 and C40 models produced between April 11, 2022, and Jan. 13, 2023.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-012, “The customer may experience a hard/stiff brake pedal and potential loss of brake support functions such as:

• Brake-by-wire.
• ABS, ESC, and traction control.
• ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), Pilot assist and OPD (One pedal drive)
• All active safety and city safety functions described in the user manual that involve braking”

The reduction in braking support functions can increase the risk of crashes, but there have not been any reported crashes, injuries or fatalities due to this condition. One factor: a dash display will warn the driver should any of the systems in question are malfunctioning.

The remedy is an over-the-air software update. Dealers were scheduled to receive notice from Volvo of the OTA remedy by Jan. 19; customers by March 15.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.