Volvo is recalling 127,000 vehicles globally, due to the air conditioning possibly leaking water inside the vehicles and cause air-bags to malfunction.
This recall is for 2016 and 2017 XC90 SUVs, S90 sedans and V90 wagons.
Volvo has stated to U.S. safety regulators that a drain hose may have been installed incorrectly at the factory.
The moisture may stop the air bags from deploying in a crash and may affect the engine management system. Volvo has discovered the problem due to reporting in the field.
The company says it has no reports of injuries or air bags that didn’t inflate due to the problem. Less than one percent of the vehicles will need repairs, however Volvo would like to inspect them all. If a vehicle does have a problem, the driver can expect to see an illuminated light in the dashboard.
The dealer will inspect the the drain hose and will replace it if necessary. Some wiring might also need to be upgraded. This recall is anticipated to begin on Nov. 14th.
Recall repairs for Volvo vehicles can be made at Steingold Volvo in Pawtucket.