Volvo recalling 9,746 vehicles due to driver airbag issue

2010 Volvo S80

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that Volvo is recalling 9,746 2010-2011 S80, XC70, model year 2011 XC60 AND model year 2010 V70 vehicles. According to the NHTSA, there may be an intermittent fault in the driver’s airbag clockspring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system.

“In the even of a crash, the driver’s frontal airbag may not deploy as intended or at all, and therefore will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries,” NHTSA said.

To fix the issue, dealers will install a metal shim in the driver’s air bag clockspring wiring connector. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to start on or before Oct. 29, 2010. Owners can call Volvo at 1-800-458-1552 for more info.

– By: Omar Rana