• Volvo recall set for 10,000 cars over malfunctioning airbags

The automotive king of safety, Volvo, isn’t too proud of the times when they’re forced to recall cars because of whatever sort of malfunction found in them. Unfortunately, in order to uphold their status as one of the safest brands in the world, the company needs to take care of these issues as fast as they can.

Recently, the company did just that after issuing a recall of 9,746 vehicles over what they claim to be malfunctioning air bags. A number of Volvo models are affected by this problem, including 2010-2011 S80 and XC70 models and 2011 models of the XC60 and V70.

According to the company, the recall was done because of an apparent problem with the driver’s airbag “clock spring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system” that could cause airbags to deploy incorrectly in the event a crash occurred.

Volvo is looking to begin the recall as soon as it can where the company says that they would install a metal shim on the airbag to fix the problem.


Source: Detroit News

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