Volvo XC60 crossover SUV recalled over faulty tailgate arms

The 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 is subject to a recall over the crossover SUV’s tailgate, which may house faulty lifting arms.

Volvo filed the recall information with the NHTSA in January and the documents were made public last week. In total, 45,990 XC60 models are included in the recall. The company said in the filing that under certain conditions and in cold temperatures the tailgate arms could freeze. If they freeze, the arms could become noisy and stop functioning. At the issue’s worst, the arms may separate from the tailgate along with the spring. Should they detach with the spring, the tailgate will open suddenly with extreme force and a high chance of serious injury.