Known as a maker of Swedish luxury vehicles, Volvo was founded in 1927, and manufactures a variety of SUV, station wagon, hatchback, and sedan models. Since 2019, all new Volvo models are electric or hybrid-electric with the goal of only electric from 2040 onward. With a focus on innovation, the company is known for its advanced safety standards of the seatbelt, animal/cyclist detection, as well as avoiding collisions.
Even with the reputation of Volvo, the consumer may experience difficulties. If, after a reasonable number of repairs, you are still experiencing defects, you may be entitled to compensation via the California Lemon Law or Federal law. Consumers living in the Oakland Alameda County area of California should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for consultation of these issues.
Common Volvo Defects
Your Volvo, whether new, used, or leased is covered under both the California State Lemon Law as well as Federal Lemon Law. Claims have been filed against Volvo under several areas, including:
- Leaking clutch seals in transmission
- Failure of cooling fan
- Automatic emergency brakes engage at high speeds
- Early tire wear
- Issue with controls on the convertible tops
- Door lock problems
Volvo has been the subject of numerous recalls including over 120,000 vehicles from 2019-2020 brought in for errors in the emergency braking system that did not detect obstacles and potentially leading to a crash. Over two millions Volvos worldwide were recalled in 2020 for issues with the front seatbelt. The XC60 model from 2018-2020 was recalled for loose windshield wipers causing visibility problems.
If any of these scenarios apply to you, or should you have concern over your Volvo, you may be entitled to relief from either the Federal or California Lemon Law. For additional information, residents of Oakland Alameda County should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP.