Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By Pawan Rana
Volvo S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 recalled following a faulty wiring
Volvo has recalled Volvo S60, Volvo S80, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC70 for addressing an electric wiring problem. The car owners have been asked to take their cars to the nearest Volvo dealer for a checkup and replacement of the faulty wiring. Notably, the Swedish car maker has on February 15 launched the low priced editions of its S60 and S80 sedans and the XC60 sports utility vehicle. The new models are around Rs 6 lakh cheaper than their entry level variants. All these Volvo cars are powered by a 2 L diesel engine. There are over 17,000 Volvo cars that have been included under the recall that could start March 30 onwards.
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As per the communication from Mitsubishi, the electric wiring may cause the front and side airbags to malfunction in the event of a crash and thus may cause serious injury to the driver and the passengers. As per the technical details of the recall, the electric wiring placed under the front seats is not affixed properly and due to seat adjustments the wiring may get disconnected and the air bags system may not work. This may be fatal in the case of a crash as the airbags may not open and cause injury to the occupants. Besides, the loose wiring may also affect other safety features in these cars.
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Notably, only the 2012 models of S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 have been included in the recall and other models are unaffected and hence need no replacement. On the other hand, Volvo has also asked the Volvo car owners to check with the dealer if their car is included in the recall and if found one then the customers are asked to rush their cars to the nearest Volvo service centre for the replacement. Volvo has also assured that the problem will be resolved immediately and without delay.