Volvo has issued a recall on certain versions of its S60 sedan due to a faulty oil pressure gauge. The recall affects S60s from the 2011 and 2012 model years, though only those examples equipped with a five-cylinder engine bearing the engine code B5254T5, and manufactured from June 22, 2010 through to May 14, 2012. There are some 30,929 vehicles in the U.S. affected by the latest recall.
According to the automaker, the vehicles with the faulty oil pressure gauge may not alert the driver of a low oil pressure situation. Without being warned of a low oil pressure situation, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle until it stalls, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volvo is in the process of notifying owners of the affected vehicles. The solution requires a Volvo dealer to update the vehicle's software so that the oil pressure gauge functions normally. Dealers will provide this service free of charge to S60 owners affected by the recall.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V592000) or Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this campaign is R29436._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.