Volvo has announced a recall for four of its late model vehicles over an issue with the power seats. The issue with the front power seats could pose a safety risk. A number of power front passenger seats were manufactured incorrectly.
- The issue with the power seats is due to an improperly built passenger seat rail
- The power seats with the improperly built passenger seat rail would move much too forward if someone is seated in it
- This kind of forward tilt in the seat makes the person in it more prone to injury in case of an accident
- The forward tilt in the seat increases the proximity with the dashboard
- When deployed, the airbag could pose a greater risk of injury to the passenger in the seat during a crash
A total of 7420 vehicles in North America are potentially affected and the same 7,420 vehicles could be affected by the recall. The affected models include the 2009-2011 Volvo S40, S60, V50, 2010-2011 Volvo XC60 crossovers from model years 2009 to 2011.
Volvo is expected to announce the recall and the customers will be notified. Meanwhile, the owners of the affected Volvo vehicles can contact their Volvo dealers. They can have their cars inspected to see if their seat rails are included in the recall. Dealers will fix the issue by installing end stops on seats built if required at no charge.
Volvo has recently issued a recall for 6,000 models over a fuel cut-off issue.