Recall notice

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Pleasantly Surprized, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. I just received in the mail that my 2002 S80 possible has a faulty
    calibration data in my engine control module which may cause the Evaporative
    leakage detection system to operate incompletely. My check engine light has
    not illuminated, but can this cause permanent damage to the car if there is
    a defect. They say a software upgrade can be performed by my dealer in
    about two hours. What is this all about?
    Pleasantly Surprized, Jan 25, 2004
  2. Pleasantly Surprized

    Bob Noble Guest

    This has been an issue for some years, beginning with the advent of the
    highly computerized S80. It seems that Volvo have finally heard the
    many, *many* complaints and decided to do something. Acting on this
    kind of problem may be one of the better things to come from association
    with an American manufacturer - one accustomed to being sued for
    anything and everything . . .

    The basis for this is a "fault" seen by the OBD computer system when the
    gas cap is less than fully closed. The absolute pressure in the gas
    tank does not respond to computer commands and this is seen as a failure
    of a portion of system integrity relating to control of emissions from
    the tank and/or the filtering system through which the tank breathes.

    Most owners don't like unending fault messages and don't have the needed
    goodies to reset them, so visit their dealer for help. During warranty,
    the dealer was pretty well stuck with having to take the time to pacify
    his customer *and* faced the inevitable word from Volvo that they would
    no longer honor the same request from a VIN associated with an owner who
    seemed unable to set the cap properly. Didn't go over too well!

    I just received the letter relative to our S60AWD. Maybe in for the fix
    later this week.

    bob noble
    Reno, NV, USA
    Bob Noble, Jan 25, 2004
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