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2021 Volvo XC90 recalled due to airbag control module fault

Volvo Australia has recalled 57 examples of its XC90 SUV, citing a fault with the airbag control module. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021 (Model Year 2021). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The SRS [supplementary restraint system] control unit may not be tightened to the vehicle's body correctly...

Volvo offering five-years/75,000km free servicing on new XC60 and XC90 models, five-year warranty included

Ongoing servicing has become the new battleground to try to win buyers. Many brands are now offering complimentary service packages as part of new car sales campaigns, the most recent being Volvo. Volvo Australia is offering a complimentary scheduled servicing on XC60 and XC90 SUV models, for the first five-years or up to 75,000kms...

Volvo Australia to electrify range: Hybrid and electric only from 2021, diesels axed

Entire Volvo range to be electrified from July 2021 Efficient, mild-hybrid, B-series petrols to replace current units Diesels to see the axe entirely More plug-in hybrid and pure-electric options on the cards The entire Volvo model line-up in Australia will be electrified from the second half of 2021, the company has today confirmed...

2022 Volvo XC90 may be company's last petrol-powered model – report

The next-generation Volvo XC90 – which is expected to arrive in late 2021 or 2022 – may be the company's last to be powered by a traditional internal-combustion engine. In an interview with American publication Car and Driver, CEO of Volvo, Håkan Samuelsson, confirmed the third-generation XC90 would be offered with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain – though it may be the last model to do so...

Volvo Australia diesel range pared down for 2021 model year

Volvo Australia is dropping a number of diesel models from its 2021 model range. The most expensive diesel model in the XC60 line-up, the D5 R-Design, is no longer available to local buyers. The D5 R-Design has also been pulled from the XC90 range. Those wanting diesel motors in the Volvo XC60 will have to make do with the 140kW/400Nm 2...

Volvo Australia recalls 9205 cars over autonomous emergency braking issue

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. The affected cars are model-year 2019-2020 S60 sedan, V60 and V90 Cross Country wagons, and XC40 (pictured above), XC60 and XC90 SUVs sold between 22 March 2019 and 17 March 2020...

2016-19 Volvo V40, S90, V90 CC, XC90 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for more than 2000 vehicles across the 2016-2019 model-year V40, S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines fitted with diesel engines over concerns the engine intake manifold could melt. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the engine valve may leak in affected models, causing the intake manifold "to melt or deform"...

Volvo recalls eight models for engine fix

Volvo has announced a recall for the 2014-18 V60/S60, 2017-18 S90, 2015-19 V40/V40 Cross Country, 2017-18 S90, 2017-19 V90 Cross Country, 2014-17 XC60, and 2016-18 XC90 over concerns about an issue with the engine valve. According to the company, the valve could leak and make the intake manifold melt or deform. If the manifold is damaged, the engine could lose power...

Volvo XC90 Armoured revealed

Volvo has unveiled its new XC90 Armoured, a seven-seat crossover capable of surviving a bomb blast. A project two years in the making, the Armoured is rated for 'VR8' protection. That means it has ballistic protection from every direction, and will protect you against attack from explosives, but it won't stop full copper alloy jacket bullets...

Volvo and Uber reveal production self-driving XC90

Volvo and Uber have whipped the covers off their production XC90 self-driving car, as the ride-sharing giant ramps up its efforts to remove human drivers from its fleet. The two companies have been working together since 2016, putting XC90 prototypes through their paces in Arizona and California. It was an Uber XC90 that struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona during testing...

2016 Volvo XC90 recalled

Volvo has recalled the petrol 2016 XC90 SUV, over concerns about a short bleeder hose in the engine bay. According to the company, the hose could degrade and crack, causing coolant leakage. If coolant accumulates on the catalytic converter, there's a risk the catalytic converter's heat insulation could act like a wick, potentially resulting in a fire...