Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 9205 of its cars due to software issue may mean the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system does not deploy properly in the event of cyclist or pedestrian detection.
Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to missing software in the models’ AEB system that may result in cars not automatically braking after detecting an upcoming collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist.
Above: 2019 Volvo S60
Volvo Australia says that if the AEB system fails to brake the car, it may increase the risk of collision causing serious injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Volvo says the cars' driver-operated brakes have not been affected by the issue, while the AEB collision warning has also not been affected by the failure and will still alert drivers to an impending collision.
Additionally, Volvo says the autonomous emergency braking will also still function as normal to avoid collisions with other vehicles.
CarAdvice has been told there are no known reports of incidents related to the issue on Australian-delivered cars.
Above: 2020 Volvo V60
Volvo Australia says it will notify owners of affected cars and owners will then need to contact their nearest dealership to arrange for inspection and repair.
"Volvo Cars is contacting owners of all concerned cars, asking them to contact their Volvo retailer to have their cars corrected free of charge," a Volvo Australia spokesperson told CarAdvice.
"All concerned cars will be updated with a corrected software. Volvo Cars has also introduced the correct software in production of new cars."
A full list of the vehicle identification numbers of the 9205 cars included in the recall can be found here.
If you believe your vehicle might be affected, visit www.volvocars.com/au/find-a-dealer or call 1300 787 802.
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