2013 Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled For Airbag Defect

September 15, 2012

Volvo Cars of North America is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 model year S60 sport sedans and XC60 crossovers for an airbag defect.

A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles as nine.

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

The problem is described in the bulletin as a manufacturing defect in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control module that may lead to an inadvertent deployment of the seat belt pretensioner and/or the inflatable side curtain airbag.

Deployment of the seat belt pretensioner and/or side curtain airbag could result in driver distraction and reduced visibility, both of which increase crash risk.

Documentation from Volvo (PDF) indicates that none of the affected vehicles have been sold and have been quarantined on dealer lots prior to being repaired. The SRS control unit will be replaced in all of the subject vehicles prior to sale to customers.

Owners of 2013 Volvo S60 or XC60 vehicles with any questions or concerns may contact Volvo Cars of North America at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s safety recall campaign number is 257.

Alternatively, owners may contact NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov.  Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 12V439000.

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