Volvo recalls almost 30,000 vehicles worldwide

2011 Volvo C30

A recall of the 2010-“11 Volvo C30 and 2010 Volvo S40 and V50 has gone global. It had originally appeared that the recall would only affect a handful of cars; 536 units in the United States. Volvo says that the recall now involves 29,299 cars worldwide.

The vehicles effected are those equipped with six-speed manual transmissions; the gearshift lever stud assembly may not have been tightened correctly during assembly.

“If the gearshift lever cable or stud assembly becomes loose, it may not be possible to engage, disengage or shift gears,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “This condition can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Inside Line