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SafetyAlerts
August 1, 2001

2001 Volvo S40 and V40 Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001 Volvo S40 and V40 automobiles manufactured between May and December 2000.

Certain passenger vehicles are being recalled for a problem with a diode in the electronic climate control system. The diode may have a reduced service life.

19,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install an adapter with a diode fitted to the heater fan motor.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 11, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V169/Volvo Recall No. 106]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 1, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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