Volvo XC90 Recalled After Discovery of Rear Airbag Issue

Volvo XC90 Recalled After Discovery of Rear Airbag Issue
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August 7, 2015

Volvo Cars is expected to issue a global recall for a line of SUVs due to safety concerns.

As reported by Automotive News, the Swedish automaker is recalling 2016 XC90 crossover vehicles after the discovery that the third row airbag is not being properly deployed. The recall will cover between 9,000 and 10,000 vehicles.

Dealers will modify the design surrounding the airbag curtain to make sure airbags are inflating properly.

"This is not an issue with the airbags themselves, but a trim panel that could interfere with deployment. This is not related to any Takata recall,"a Volvo spokesman said in an email to Automotive News. "It is not dangerous to drive affected cars. There have been no incidents or accidents related to this issue."

Earlier this year, Volvo recalled 2016 XC90s due to a front-seat wiring harness issue that could disable the front-side impact airbag. That recall affected only 584 vehicles.