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Recall Roundup: Volvo, Ford Announce Recalls to Address Powertrain Issues

Recall Roundup: Volvo, Ford Announce Recalls to Address Powertrain Issues

By Jeff Youngs,
Ford and Volvo have announced recalls for certain Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars and certain S60 models, respectively. The automakers are asking owners to return those vehicles to dealerships to address potentially hazardous issues with the engine and transmission. Details are below in alphabetical order by make and model.

2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Ford is recalling 7,153 model-year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly, and affected vehicles could be shifted out of "Park" without the driver applying the brake pedal. Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of "Park," allowing it to roll.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014. Customers may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13C09; owners may also reference National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall number 13V594000.

2011-2012 Volvo S60
Volvo is recalling 30,929 model-year 2011-2012 S60 vehicles manufactured June 22, 2010, through May 14, 2012, that are equipped with 5-cylinder B5254T5 (VIN code 62) engines. In the affected vehicles, the car may not alert the driver of a low oil-pressure situation. Without being warned, the driver may continue to operate the vehicle until it stalls, which increases the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and, free of charge, dealers will update the vehicle's software so that the driver is alerted should there be a low oil-pressure situation. The recall is expected to begin around the end of December 2013. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this campaign is R29436; owners may also reference NHTSA recall campaign ID number 13V592000.

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