Approximately 7,420 vehicles are being recalled by Volvo so that a potential front passenger seat defect can be fixed. The Wall Street Journal reports that vehicles included in the recall are 2009-2011 model year S40 and S60 Sedans, 2009 through 2011 model year V50 Station Wagons, and 2010-2011 model year XC60 Crossovers.
According to the article, the possible vehicle flaw, which involves power-operated front passenger seats, may have been caused by the failure to properly install a detection system on the front seat rails. As a consequence, a passenger may be too close to the vehicle’s airbag if the seat moves forward beyond its intended limit. This can result in injury in the event of a motor vehicle collision.
Volvo states that the seat will not come off the mounting rails despite potentially moving farther forward than intended. The auto company has also announced that its dealers will examine front passenger side seat rails in affected vehicles to determine whether the “end stop” is in place and will repair vehicles as necessary. Owners of the recalled Volvo vehicles can contact the company at 800-458-1552 or email@example.com.
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