Washington, DC: As of Monday, February 27, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 73 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the 73 recalls the NHTSA has announced this February comes news of the following:
Volvo Car USA LLC (“Volvo”) is recalling certain 2017 XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country vehicles. The bolts that secure the Inflatable Curtain (IC) air bags in place may break, possibly resulting in the IC air bag deploying improperly in the event of a crash. As, such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”
According to the NHTSA, if the IC air bags do not deploy properly in the event of a crash, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.
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Recalls Direct RIN: 8326-2017
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Filed under: Fire or smoke hazard, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: air bag malfunction hazard, air-bag inflator malfunction, airbag malfunction hazard, brake fluid leakage, crash hazard, fire hazard, head-restraint malfunction, incorrect mirror instalation, injury hazard, poor turn signal design, Recalls Direct RIN: 8326-2017, risk of brake booster failure, seat height adjustment malfunction, steering wheel impairment, Vehicles, Volvo, Volvo S90 vehicles, Volvo V90 Cross Country vehicles, Volvo XC90 vehicles, windshield bonding malfunction |