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2008 Volvo V50 recall R196

Volvo Recall R196: Loose Rails Roof Cargo/Thule

2008 Volvo V50

When carrying roof cargo, the rails may come loose during heavy braking and/or sudden stops increasing the possibility of a crash.

Structure — Body — Roof And Pillars

Summary
Volvo is recalling 7 MY 2008 V50 passenger vehicles equipped with roof rails. Bolts have been found to be out of specification. This has caused less tread length on the bolts which in turn has lead to insufficient clamping force in the joint due to the washer getting stuck when tightening the bolts.
Actions
Due to the limited number of vehicles involved, owners have been notified and will have the roof rail bolts replaced free of charge. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
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Date Announced
APR 28, 2008
Vehicles Affected
7
Volvo Recall #
R196
NHTSA Campaign #
08V197000
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