Volvo Cars has issued a safety recall for approximately 200
Volvo XC90 customer cars of model year 2016 for a potential issue with an
electronic wire harness which controls parts of the restraints system in the
According to a
company press release, the issue is related to a wire harness which is fitted
in the front seats. An incorrect assembly has resulted in some cars having this
wire installed in a way which may result in the wire insulation being damaged.
Should this occur, the driver would immediately have a warning message
displayed in the instrument cluster with instructions to take the car to a
workshop. Damages to the wire harness may result in the front seat side airbags
not functioning as intended.
No incidents have
been reported related to this issue. There is no risk of the side airbags
deploying by mistake due to this issue.
customer cars in Europe and the US are affected with the majority of the cars
located in Sweden. Volvo Cars is now contacting all affected customers by
letter, asking them to contact their nearest workshop to check and if necessary
correct the wire harness.
Cars which have not yet reached customers will be checked
and if necessary corrected prior to delivery. In production, additional quality
control measures have been introduced at Volvo Cars’ supplier to ensure correct
installation of the relevant wire harness. The new XC90 has still to make a
debut in India, though it has been officially unveiled in the country by Volvo
Source: Volvo Cars / Motown
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