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Recall 12V439000

Portions of the Airbag System May Deploy Unexpectedly

Recall Details

A manufacturing defect within the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit may lead to an inadvertent deployment of the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable curtain. If the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable side curtain deploy without cause, the driver could be distracted and the driver's visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. These vehicles have not been sold and the SRS control unit will be replaced prior to the cars being sold. The Volvo recall number is 257.

Our Quick Take

Volvo has recalled and repaired nine vehicles prior to their sale because portions of the airbag system may deploy unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Volvo will notify dealers beginning August 22, 2012. All vehicles subject to this recall will be repaired prior to their sale.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 10, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 10, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V439000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Summary
Volvo is recalling certain model year 2013 S60 and XC60 vehicles. A manufacturing defect within the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit may lead to an inadvertent deployment of the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable curtain.
Consequence
If the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable side curtain deploy without cause, the driver could be distracted and the driver's visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
These vehicles have not been sold and the SRS control unit will be replaced prior to the cars being sold. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
Notify
The Volvo recall campaign number is 257. Consumers 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 www.safercar.gov.
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