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Recall 16V918000

Seat Mounted Air Bags Do Not Deploy When Needed In An Accident

Recall Details

The igniters in the front seat side air bag assemblies may not function in a crash. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the front seat side air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags mounted in the sides of the front seats may not deploy when needed in an accident due to a failure of the igniters within the air bag assemblies. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volvo must be performed by a Volvo dealership. Volvo will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volvo dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 21, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 21, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
377
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V918000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2017 S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles manufactured August 16, 2016, through October 21, 2016. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (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."
Consequence
If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front seat side air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89712.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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