How to Know if Your Volvo Vehicle Has Been Recalled

Hearing that your vehicle has been recalled is one of the worst parts of owning a car. The process of hearing about the recall, checking to see if your vehicles are at risk, and then going through the whole system of calling us at our dealership can seem like a real hassle. However, at Volvo Cars of Marietta, we can assure you that recalls are easy to deal with at our service center.

Volvo is one car manufacturer that is known for producing high-quality vehicles that don't malfunction with any regularity. However, like anything else, things will occasionally go wrong—that's just an unfortunate fact of owning an automobile around Marietta. So, if your Volvo has been recalled, then what are the steps you need to follow?

Check to See if Your Volvo was Recalled

The first thing to do when hearing about a Volvo recall is not to panic. While you may have heard that your car's model has been affected, it may only be models from a certain manufacturing plant, or that were released in a certain year. To check and see if your Volvo has been affected by a recall, then all you need to do is check Volvo's website and put in your Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. From there, you'll see if your specific vehicle is listed as being recalled.

Contact us at Volvo Cars of Marietta

After affirming that your Volvo is recalled, from there, you will contact our Volvo dealership, and one of our sales associates or dealership representatives will walk you through the following process. Typically, you'll be asked to bring your vehicle to the dealership, where we'll be able to fix whatever the problem is with your vehicle.

A point of concern many people have is what they will be driving while the problem with their vehicle is in our service center. Well, no worries there—our dealership will get you into a replacement vehicle in no time. After all, it's due to the manufacturer's mistake that you're without the vehicle that you paid for—it's only right that you're provided with a replacement if something goes wrong.

After you contact us, there's not much more to do besides waiting for your vehicle to be repaired or replaced. This process can be tedious, to say the least, and you may not have your favorite cupholder or all your customized radio stations, but you'll at least have a drivable vehicle that isn't at risk.

Volvo Recalls

While Volvo is generally regarded as one of the highest quality car manufacturers in the country, they occasionally have to recall their vehicles like anyone else. In the past, they've had a few vehicle recalls that have affected portions of the population in the Atlanta area and beyond.

2016 Volvo S60

In 2015, this sedan model was recalled due to problems with the starter motor fuse, which has had issues with potentially blowing during startup when using the auto start/stop feature. This issue could potentially have caused accidents due to a car being unable to start up after automatically stopping during traffic. Over 7,855 models were recalled due to this defect. The XC60, XC70, and S80 were also issued recalls due to the same problem.

Despite the wide range of Volvo recalls, nearly all of these vehicle owners were provided with both adequate care and replacements, and the satisfaction rates were fairly high despite the tedious nature of the recall process.

Visit Volvo Cars of Marietta to Learn More Today

At the end of the day, while recalls, in general, are thought of as a negative thing, the truth is that without them, we might be in dire straits as automobile owners. Without competent auto manufacturers looking our for whether their products had defects, we could potentially be driving much more unsafe vehicles. If you'd like to know more about the status of your vehicle or general service, we encourage you to visit our on-site service center in Marietta today. We look forward to working with you soon!

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