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Volvo issues a worldwide recall due to automatic braking malfunction

Volvo XC60 crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo on January 9 in Belgium. Photo: Getty
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Volvo is recalling more than 736,000 vehicles worldwide because the automatic emergency braking system may not detect obstacles and stop the vehicles as designed.

The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 S60, V60, S90L and V90 models.

The company said in US government documents that a software-hardware incompatibility glitch causes the problem.

If the system doesn’t work as intended, it can increase the risk of a crash, Volvo said in documents posted on Wednesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

The company said it has no reports of crashes or injuries.

In a statement on Wednesday, Volvo says forward collision warning systems will work as designed but there’s a very small risk in certain environments and temperatures that the automatic braking system won’t function properly.

Volvo will notify owners and dealers will update the software at no cost to customers.

The recall is expected to start May 1 in the US, according to government documents.