Volvo has recalled 17,000 of its 2012 S60, XC60, S80 and XC70 vehicles because the driver-side air bag may not deploy properly. On the affected vehicles, which were manufactured from May 16 through Oct. 6, 2011, the wiring harness under the driver’s seat may not be attached properly. If the wires are loose and are hanging low, they could get caught in the seat track when the seat is adjusted by the driver, potentially causing the wires to disconnect.
If the wires disconnect, the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) warning light could go on. And in a crash, the driver-side air bag and side curtain air bags may not deploy correctly, or at all, increasing the risk of injury. The wiring harness may cause an issue with the seat-belt pretensioner as well, Volvo says. Volvo will start notifying owners by March 30, and dealerships will secure the seat wire harness for free. Owners can call Volvo at 800-458-1552 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
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