Volvo recall for faulty spare tire information

October 28, 2011 12:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced there will be a recall on certain Volvo S60 sedans and C70 convertibles that were manufactured between 2006 and 2012. The issue that caused the recall is that the spare tires in approximately 19,600 vehicles are improperly labeled.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the tire-inflation labels were not updated to include the proper inflation pressure, and other information about the spare tires was left out as well. Without the correct information, Volvo owners could have trouble maintaining the proper tire pressure which can threaten the spare tire's integrity. This can be very dangerous if you have a flat tire on the road and need to use the spare. However, the proper tire pressure can be located in the owner's manual as well.

The best way to avoid a flat is to keep a careful eye on used tires and the tread thickness. If you notice that the tread is more worn on certain tires than other, you should consider getting a tire rotation. This can help lower the risk of a flat tire or a blowout on the road.

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