Some cars – sold earlier this year – could be missing a part that is crucial for braking performance.
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Volvo Australia has issued a recall of 32 of its model-year 2020 XC40 SUVs due to a missing fastener in the braking system that could result in weak stopping power in an emergency.

Affected vehicles were sold between 27 February 2020 and 18 March 2020.

Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to the cars not being equipped with a nut that fastens the brake booster to the vehicle’s frame.

The brake booster is a crucial component of a vehicle’s braking system and is required to generate adequate pressure to operate as intended.

If the nut is missing, there could be a significant reduction in braking performance, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries to vehicle occupants and other road users.

CarAdvice has been told there are no known reported incidents on Australian-delivered cars.

Volvo Australia says it will notify owners of affected cars and owners will then need to contact their nearest dealership to arrange for an inspection and replacement of the missing nut.

"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.

A full list of the vehicle identification numbers of the 32 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.