PUBLISHES LIST OF FEBRUARY, 1999 RECALLS
Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
Models: Volvo S70 Year: 1999
Number Involved: 3,632
Dates of Manufacture: August - December 1998
Noncompliance: These vehicles fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 301, "Fuel System
Integrity." The fuel filter bracket configuration margins are
insufficient. In the event of a vehicle crash, fuel leakage could occur. Fuel
leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install a fuel filter protection bracket. Owner
notification is expected to begin during March 1999. Owners who do not receive the free
remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V035/Volvo Recall No. 93]
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a
recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance
with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.