Recall Alert: 474 Volvo Vehicles Over Airbags, Navigation Defects

By Colin Bird  on November 22, 2010

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/62/1816726068-1425510171562. Volvo is recalling the 2010 XC60 over airbag concerns and Volvo models equipped with an aftermarket Garmin navigation unit, which was previously recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Just 58 XC60s are being recalled for side curtain airbags that may have been misassembled. The error may cause the airbags not to deploy correctly or possibly not at all, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash. The recall is expected to begin this month. Affected customers will be notified by Volvo, and their vehicles will be inspected and fixed, if necessary, free of charge by a Volvo dealer. For more info, owners can call Volvo at 800-458-1552 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

In an unrelated recall, Volvo is recalling the following vehicles due to a related Garmin recall that occurred in August:

  • 2007-2010 Volvo C30 
  • 2006-2010 Volvo C70 
  • 2004-2010 Volvo S40 
  • 2001-2009 Volvo S60 
  • 2000-2010 Volvo S80 
  • 2005-2010 Volvo V50 
  • 2001-2010 Volvo V70 
  • 2001-2010 Volvo XC70 
  • 2003-2010 Volvo XC90 

The affected units were factory installed with an aftermarket Garmin 760 GPS unit, which can potentially overheat, possibly causing a fire in the car.

Volvo advises owners to stop using the devices immediately. Garmin will notify owners of the affected systems, and technicians will repair the GPS units for free by replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery. For more info, owners can call Garmin at 913-397-8200 or NHTSA's hot line at 888-327-4236.

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