Volvo issues recall for GPS-equipped models over lack of crash location

Volvo has issued a new recall for a slew of models equipped a GPS antenna. In the event of a crash, the GPS antenna may not relay a crash location, which can inhibit an emergency response, according to documents filed with the NHTSA earlier this month and published Wednesday.

The brand said faulty software installed in the a computer may cause an error in the vehicles’ telematics system. Thus, the GPS won’t provide a location in the event of a crash. Notably, cars with the faulty GPS antenna aren’t necessarily equipped with a built-in navigation system. The GPS antenna is used in concert with the telematics system to alert first responders of a serious crash.