Volvo has issued a recall for 17,000 vehicles today, for risk of front/side airbags not deploying in a crash. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of side airbag issues in the past few weeks, but Volvo is very specific about why this occurs.
2012 models of the Volvo S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 are affected.
Volvo states that the issue is with one of its wiring harnesses, that can become disconnected while adjusting a seats position. As a result, side or front airbags may not deploy properly, if at all. Additionally, the seat-belt pretensioner may not deploy as well.
Volvo says that these issues increase the risk of injury when involved in a crash, and are notifying owners if their vehicle is affected.
For more info contact NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at: 1-888-327-4236