All models are from the 2016 model-year, and a total of 1141 examples are included in the recall.
The carmaker says the engine may momentarily cut-off and immediately restart while driving.
This issue can disturb some of the electrical systems, such as shutting down the instrument cluster and infotainment system, and it may cause a loss of power steering assistance.
A sudden loss of power or reduced assistance for the steering may pose a risk to the vehicle’s occupants or other road-users.
Software updates are available to rectify the problem, with Volvo saying that the recall program is ready to be rolled out in Australia.
A separate recall was issued for the 2016 XC60 last year, with 108 examples recalled due to a weakness with the starter motor fuse.
Volvo will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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