Pedestrian Accident Prevention Feature May Not Work In Some Volvo Cars

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Volvo launched a recall this week that impacts more than 120,000 vehicles. According to the Swedish automaker, the vehicles come with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that could fail to recognize obstacles. Because the AEB systems in the impacted vehicles are pedestrian detection-enabled, a failure to recognize obstacles means that a pedestrian accident may take place.  

The firm is working hard to make sure that current issues with this technology won’t expose anyone to risks.

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Recalled vehicles include the 2019 and 2020 XC40, XC60, and XC90 SUVs, the S60 and S90 sedans, and the V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country station wagons.

In order to fix this problem, Volvo will have to update the vehicles’ software. Impacted car owners should go to a dealer once they are contacted by the automaker. 

So far, the company said in a statement, Volvo isn’t aware of any pedestrian accidents or injuries associated with this recall. However, an accident may take place at any moment, as failure to detect a moving person could catch a distracted driver by surprise. 

To prevent accidents, all Volvo car owners with the recalled models should pay extra attention to potential risks. Relying on accident prevention technology alone won’t keep you and others safe.

In May, Volvo will begin sending out notes in the mail about the recall. Until then, you may contact the manufacturer at 800-458-1552 if you have doubts or concerns regarding this campaign. 

While Volvo is known for putting safety first, it’s concerning to know that its software isn’t working as it should. Thankfully, no accidents have been reported and drivers are being alerted about this problem soon. 

We hope that more automakers act proactively to prevent crashes. 

Putting the lives of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians first should be the job of every automaker and yet, many companies ignore equipment issues. 
To learn more about this recall, follow this link.

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