Side Air Bags May Not Deploy as Expected
Body, Interior & Misc., October 31, 2007
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Our Quick Take:
The side air bags may not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
What Should You Do?
This should be considered a high priority recall. The side air bags may not deploy as expected. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Due to a software error, the side curtain and side impact air bags may be slow to deploy, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a crash. Additionally, air bag warning messages may be erroneously displayed. Dealers will update the air bag (SRS) control module software to correct the concern. This recall is expected to begin by October 31, 2007. The Volvo recall number is 184.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
October 31, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
IN CERTAIN VEHICLES,(2008 XC70) TWO SOFTWARE ERRORS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) CONTROL UNIT SOFTWARE. THIS MAY RESULT IN A LATE DEPLOYMENT OF THE INFLATABLE CURTAIN (IC) AND SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM (SIPS) AIR BAGS IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT CRASH SITUATIONS. IN ADDITION, THIS SOFTWARE ERROR MAY ALSO CAUSE THE 'SRS AIRBAG - SERVICE URGENT' MESSAGE AND SRS WARNING LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE.
LATE DEPLOYMENT OF THE IC AND SIPS AIR BAGS IN CERTAIN SIDE IMPACT CRASH SITUATIONS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT.
DEALERS WILL PERFORM A SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF THE SRS CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
VOLVO RECALL NO.184. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration