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Safety Features May Fail In Volvo Cars Impacted By Recall

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Volvo has recalled several vehicles over issues with their safety systems, which could increase the risk of auto accident-related personal injury

According to the firm, the recalled vehicles include the 2021 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60 and XC90 vehicles. According to Volvo, the units come with SRS control units that may have not been properly installed during assembly. 

The faulty attachment can cause a series of systems to fail, making safety features such as seat belts and airbags less likely to protect car occupants. Because these systems are essential to safeguard drivers and passengers in the event of a crash, the firm issued the recall immediately after learning about this problem. 

Even Safe Vehicles Like Volvo Are Impacted By Safety Recalls

Known as a manufacturer that puts the customer first, Volvo is known for its safe and reliable vehicles. The fact the Swedish automaker is launching this recall proves that even the safest vehicles can, at times, pose risks due to manufacturing problems. 

While Volvo isn’t aware of any injuries associated with the recalled vehicles, the firm stated that impacted cars might display other problems with its electronic control units, which could be caused by electrical ground failures. Whatever the case, the car’s diagnostic tool will show illuminated SRS warning lights and “Service Urgent” messages if the manufacturing issue leads to system failures.

Beginning February 19, the company will reach out to impacted vehicle owners urging them to schedule a visit to a dealership where the staff will tighten the SRS control unit mounting screws for free. 

If you have questions or concerns about this recall, contact Volvo at 800-458-1552. Stay on top of other recalls by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at SafeCar.gov and make sure your contact information is updated with your automaker. Many recall notices never reach impacted owners because they never update their contact information after changing residences. 

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