Volvo is recalling its S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models, all from the 2012-model-year, for an electrical system wiring harness issue. There are 17,000 cars affected by the situation, in which a harness could have been improperly attached to the front seats, resulting in a potential separation when the seat is moved. Such a separation could lead to the improper functioning of airbags and lap-belt pretensioners.

The recall beings on March 30, owners can take their cars to dealers to be fixed free of charge. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is after the jump.
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Report Date: March 3, 2012 at 09:50 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V075000

Vehicle Make / Model: 2012 VOLVO S60, VOLVO S80, VOLVO XC60, VOLVO XC70
Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.
Mfr's Report Date: FEB 27, 2012

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,000

Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 S60, XC60, S80 AND XC70 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 16, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 6, 2011. IN THESE VEHICLES, THE WIRE HARNESS UNDER THE FRONT SEATS MAY HAVE NOT BEEN ATTACHED PROPERLY TO THE SEAT FRAME. AS A RESULT, WHEN THE SEATS ARE MOVED TO ADJUST THE SEATING POSITION, THE WIRE HARNESS MAY GET PULLED, CAUSING IT TO DISCONNECT.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF CRASH, THE FRONT AND/OR SIDE IMPACT AIR BAGS MAY DEPLOY IMPROPERLY OR NOT AT ALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY. ALSO, THE LAP BELT PRETENSIONER MAY NOT DEPLOY.

Remedy:
VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, SECURE THE SEAT WIRE HARNESS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.

Notes:
THE VOLVO RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 250. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.


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      showcars.co.za
      • 2 Years Ago
      Luckily this is not something that will happen without you noticing it. I've had this happen once in my Ford Focus and a visual + audio warning was displayed. A trip to the dealer fixed it within minutes.
      Fat Kid
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chinese quality
      Matt.P
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let the recalls begin!
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