Volvo’s passenger cars S80, V70, V60 and S60 pose a risk of injury because a connector in the upper power steering return line may disengage resulting in the loss of power steering fluid. If this situation should occur, the driver may notice heavy steering and noise. In the worst case, there could be a complete loss of power steering fluid, steering assistance without any warning to the driver.
Voluntary corrective action has been taken by the manufacturer of Volvo to deal with these issues. The model years are 2011 and 2012 and for the cars fitted with a 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engine.
Volvo’s passenger car S80 also poses a risk of fire. The model concerned is the year 2007 fitted with 6 cylinder engines. The chassis numbers are 000001-046266.
The product poses a risk of fire because due to incorrect routing of the power steering oil cooler, the power steering return line may burst resulting in a loss of power steering fluid. If this situation should occur the driver may notice heavy steering and noise. In the worst cases, there could be complete loss of power steering fluid, steering assistance, without any warning to the driver. Although unlikely, there is the potential that this could result in a fire in the engine department.
If you have purchased one of these vehicles and if you have suffered injuries or damage as a result of these defects you may be entitled to recover compensation from the manufacturer.
Please contact Liam Moloney, product liability Solicitor, Naas at 045 898000 or simply log onto our website www.moloneysolicitors.ie for further information.