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Volvo Canada S40/V50 Recall

2005-2006 Volvo S40 2005-2006 Volvo V50
Vehicles affected: 1,290

On certain vehicles, the fuel line near the turbo/exhaust manifold may leak due to excessive heat; this may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel line with a Teflon line.
 

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Re: (Pez)

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http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety...14227&

To determine if your vehicle was involved in a recall and has not been corrected, you should contact the manufacturer providing the vehicle's make, model, year and serial number.

Make: VOLVO
Model: S40
Affected Year(s): 2005 2006
Units Affected: 1290
TC Recall #: 2006094
Manufacturer:
Campaign Code: 158

Recall Details
On certain vehicles the fuel line near the turbo/exhaust manifold may be damaged due to excessive heat. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel line with a Teflon line.

Other Vehicles Affected by this Recall:

Recall # Make Model Years Affected
2006094 VOLVO V50 2005 2006
 

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Re: (w1ntson)

This is also recalled in the US... I've edited the subject.

The recall does not specify a chassis number range. It is necessary to contact a Volvo dealer. Volvo will, of course, notify affected owners in due course, but sometimes it pays to call.

"Certain" S40 and V50 T5 cars, 2004-2006. However, 16175 US vehicles are affected...

Has anyone had a fuel line failure?

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...lDown

Type: PASSENGER CAR
Recall Number: 06V137000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T5 TURBO ENGINES, THE POLYAMIDE TUBE IN THE FUEL LINE IS SENSITIVE TO THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE AREA WHERE THE TURBO/EXHAUST MANIFOLD IS LOCATED.
Consequence:
THIS MAY POTENTIALLY RESULT IN FUEL LINE LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL CHANGE THE FUEL LINE MATERIAL TO TEFLON FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.
Notes:
VOLVO RECALL NO. R158. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
 

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Re: (Mistral)

I think I posted on about page #9 of the SSS thread that the problem sounded like a "Heat Soak" problem.... Heat would vaporize the gasoline, increase the pressure and the pressure relief valve releases fuel volume and pressure and when it cools down there isn't enough gasoline to start the engine and keep it running. Warm fuel is not a bad thing..... HOT fuel can be however.
Dad used to have a 1956 F-350 pickup with a 292 V-8 with the exhaust cross-over coming up over in front of and on top the engine parallel to the gas line. On hot days when working the truck..... and "Hot" being anything over about 70 degrees, the thing would vapor-lock if You tried to idle the engine at all. Dad still has several carb's and a few fuel pumps left from trying to get it to run right...... What it really needed was a FULL dual exhaust and to have gotten rid of that exhaust cross over.
 

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Re: (POWERSTROKE)

Had my V50 in the shop yesterday to have a CEL looked at and they did this recall while I was in there. I have heard that other folks sometimes smelled gasoline while driving, but I never did. Hopefully I never will.

The CEL was for a leaking fuel tank system, and they determined it was a faulty "LDP". My understanding is that there was a problem with a pump of some sort in the tank that regulates pressure. Hopefully no more CEL.
 

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Re: (GoBigRed)

Quote, originally posted by GoBigRed »
they determined it was a faulty "LDP". My understanding is that there was a problem with a pump of some sort in the tank that regulates pressure.

The Leak Diagnostic Pump is outside the tank, on top of it inside the left wheel. It pressurizes the tank and evaporative recovery system, and is the method by which vapor emissions leaks are detected. It's what figures out if you didn't replace the filler cap, for instance.

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Volvo will, of course, notify affected owners in due course, but sometimes it pays to call.

Wonder what "due course" is.

I took our V50 in for its 15k service last Friday, 02 Jun. This recall campaign popped up. I hadn't gotten a letter at home yet (still haven't), though we DID get from Volvo a supplement to the Owner's Manual re: installing a child's carseat in certain configurations.

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THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2006.

I don't have my car back yet because my service advisor called to tell me that the technician found, by inspection, a hose that was badly dried/cracked and needed to be replaced, but had to be ordered. She said it was NOT related to the recall campaign. Will get more details when I pick it up, probably tomorrow. I got a nice clean silver S40 loaner, but no T5 (miss my turbo!)

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Re: (sierraV50)

I took my 40 in two weeks ago and while it was there they replaced the hose under the tnn recal notice. They didnt indicate if the hose was damages dried or decayed or what the cars parameters are in determining which ones get replaced.
 

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Re: (Nairb)

took my v50 in for 7500 oil change last week and was told of the r 158 recall. not that anyone at the dealer (martins in manhattan) could tell me what it was about, so thanks to everyone here for info re the details. have driven 600 miles since the recall repair and no noticeable adverse effects.

i had not received any prior notice in the mail or otherwise. a little disconcerting.

also got the windshield wipers replaced, and am very pleased with the improvement. the original ones were an embarressment.
 

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Quote, originally posted by sierraV50 »

I don't have my car back yet because my service advisor called to tell me that the technician found, by inspection, a hose that was badly dried/cracked and needed to be replaced, but had to be ordered. She said it was NOT related to the recall campaign.

Got my V50 back now
The paperwork says:

"DURING WORK UNDER RECALL, FOUND ONE OF THE FITTINGS FOR VACUUM (QUICK RELEASE) CAME OFF THE HOSE WITH QUICK RELEASE ATTACHED. UPON CLOSE INSPECTION THE VAC FITTING AT THE PIPE/HOSE (BETWEEN MAF AND TURBO) LOOKED NOT TO BE UNATTACHED (sic?) PROPERLY DURING MANUFACTURE. PARTIALLY NOT ATTACHED. REPLACED PIPE/HOSE BETWEEN TURBO AND MAF."

Anyone know specifically what this hose does? And what would have happened if it had come COMPLETELY unattached?

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The only "hose" between those two components is the air intake, that big black one that goes over the valve cover. It's in two pieces, a front boot that goes as far as the battery, and a back hard pipe that croses the engine and attaches to the turbo. There is a vacuum line or two that join to it.

If it or the vacuum fittings on it leak, you are sucking unfiltered, unmetered air. Nothing good comes of either of those things. But it sounded as if one of your lines was simply attached in such a way that it couldn't go back on. Now it does. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

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Re: (tmtalpey)

Thanks Tom.

Here's another question for ya, Mr. Volvo Guru
: are brake pad thicknesses different from the front to the rear (on an AWD)? My service showed remaining brake pads - 11mm front, 6mm rear !? Wassup with that? The vehicle has 16K on it.

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RECALL: fuel line of certain 2004.5, 2005, 2006 S40 and V50s

Just recieved a recall notice in the mail this morning regarding our cars and the "polyamide tube (PA12)" which is in the fuel line in the turbo/exhaust manifold. It might become sensitive to extreme temperatures and could result in a fuel line leak. The result could be a fuel odor or you may be unable to start your car.

The fix is a new tube using a material that can withstand extreme temps.

Call your dealer!
 

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Wow, I wonder if this is my issue. After sitting in the current 102* heat for more than an hour or 2 my car has trouble starting, or after an full night of sitting it has trouble starting in the morning.

Calling right now!

Thanks!
 
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