Swedish manufacturer and automotive safety benchmarkers Volvo have today issued a recall notice for six 2017-model year cars due to concerns that the front airbags may not function as well as designed to.
Volvo explained that the airbag igniters may not inflate the affected airbag(s) properly, resulting in inadequate pressure to adequately reduce the risk of injury during a collision. While no incidents have been reported in Australia, the increased risk that this fault poses to occupants and drivers are disconcerting enough to warrant a recall exercise.
The recall notice affects 2017MY cars, specifically the S60, V60 Cross Country, the V40 & V40 Cross Country, and the flagship XC90. Affected owners will be contacted by mail, but we urge Volvo drivers who may be involved in this recall to get in touch with their local dealership to arrange an inspection and repair of their cars.