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27Jun
volvo_msVolvo XC90 Recalled to Fix Seat Belt Problems

Volvo XC90 Recalled to Fix Seat Belt Problems

Car Complaints – June 27, 2017

Volvo XC90 Recalled to Fix Seat Belt Problems

Volvo XC90 SUVs have seat belt problems, enough to cause a recall of 1,300 of the model year 2017 vehicles to fix third-row seat belts.

Volvo says a small component inside the right-hand seat belt retractor called a micro gas generator can detach after the seat belt retractor pretensioner is deployed.

The automaker says the seat belt will still work in a crash, but the gas generator can become a projectile inside the cabin if the generator detaches. In addition to entering the cabin, the detached gas generator can enter the luggage area through the trim panel…

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15Jun
volvo_ms2017 Volvo XC90: Recall Alert

2017 Volvo XC90: Recall Alert

Cars.com – June 15, 2017


2017 Volvo XC90: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,300 model-year 2017 Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs
The Problem: The micro gas generator — a part used within the right-hand side seat belt retractor for third-row seats — may detach after the seat belt retractor pretensioner is deployed to become a projectile in the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the third-row passenger-side seat belt retractor for free…

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21Mar
volvo_msVolvo Issues Recall Over Side-Curtain Air Bag Defect

Volvo Issues Recall Over Side-Curtain Air Bag Defect

Recall Masters – March 21, 2017


Volvo Issues Recall Over Side-Curtain Air Bag Defect

Volvo Cars has recalled more than 5,500 vehicles due to a serious side-curtain air bag defect. The recall impacts Volvo S90 sedans manufactured between November 2016 and January 2017, as well as V90 Cross Country and XC90 luxury sports utility vehicles produced over the same span, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Defect
The bolts securing side-curtain air bag structures in these models are likely to break due to manufacturing error. Hydrogen embrittlement is the primary cause, an issue that arose due to variability in the bolt fabrication process. Once applied, the fasteners quickly deteriorate, showing signs of failure within 48 hours installation. Fixtures that manage to effectively secure side-curtain air bag assemblies for at least 48 hours are deemed structurally sound, while those that fail or falter must be replaced…

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8Mar
volvo_msVolvo recalls S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles

Volvo recalls S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles

Consumer Affairs – March 8, 2017


Volvo recalls S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles

Volvo Car USA is recalling 112 model year 2017 S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles.

The recalled vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side airbags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection” and number 214, “Side Impact Protection.”

If the inflator initiator fails to ignite, the airbag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury…

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27Feb
volvo_ms2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

The Car Connection – February 27, 2017


2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

Volvo is recalling more than 5,500 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with their airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the inflatable curtain airbags in those vehicles may have been installed using poorly manufactured bolts, which could dramatically increase the risk of injury to occupants during crashes.

The bolts were supplied by Autoliv Poland. NHTSA explains that the bolts were treated with chemicals that could cause them to break very quickly–within 48 hours. If that happens, the bolt heads may detach, meaning that the associated airbags won’t be held in place during deployment and thus won’t provide as much protection as they should…

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16Jan
volvo_msVolvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Volvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Go By Truck News – January 16, 2017


Volvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain 2013-2017 VNL and VNM models and 2017 VNX truck models. In the affected vehicles, incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.
If the brake system becomes contaminated braking performance could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects just over 6,100 trucks. No reported accidents have resulted from the defect.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle control module and replace the air dryer filter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 17, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1608….

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8Nov
volvo_msVolvo to recall 74,000 U.S. vehicles for seat belt risk

Volvo to recall 74,000 U.S. vehicles for seat belt risk

Automotive News- November 8, 2016

Volvo to recall 74,000 U.S. vehicles for seat belt risk

Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash.

The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said.

Nichols said the issue is caused by a connecting pin in the seat belt buckle, which could cause the seat belt to work inadequately during a crash. He said the move is “mainly precautionary,” as no incidents have been reported…

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