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SafetyAlerts
April 16, 2002

Volvo Has Recalled the 1999 S80

(SafetyAlerts) -  Volvo Has Recalled the 1999 S80 because the electrical cooling fans may be inadequate in a hot climate

Potential Number of Units Affected: 25876

Manufactured: 04/1998 - 05/1999

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN ELECTRIC COOLING FANS COULD BE INADEQUATE IN A HOT CLIMATE. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD BE GENERATED.

Consequence Summary:
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE ENGINE COOLING FAN COMPONENTS COULD OVERHEAT AND CAUSE THE MELTING OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND ADJACENT COMPONENTS.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE COOLING FAN. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V096000
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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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