Volvo recall: Volvo recalls 17,000 of S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 2012 models due to electrical wiring concerns

By on Mar 5, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

Volvo Cars of North America announced on Friday, March 2, 2012 a voluntary recall of around 17,000 vehicles, four 2012 models and sold in the US, due to possible problem with the electrical wiring harness.

2012 Volvo S60
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According to a press release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website that day, the affected models are S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 built from May 16, 20112 to October 6, 2011.

As noted in the report, the wire harness under the front seats of these vehicles may not have been attached properly and may cause them to be detached when they are being moved to adjust the seating position.

Apparently, the problem is being noted to increase risk of danger since the air bags at the front and/or side might not deploy properly or not at all in case of a crash; with the lap belt pretensioner also being feared to malfunction.

With this, the NHTSA noted that this Volvo recall is expected to start on March 30, 2012 and the company will be informing affected owners to bring their cars to their respective dealers so that the seat wire harness can be inspected and be replaced if necessary, free of charge.

For more information about this latest recall, the public is being advised to contact Volvo Cars at 1-800-458-1552 or NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit

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