The Volvo brand is known for safety, but some faulty bolts, pins, sensors, and defective software have led to a series of recalls over the last year. Most recently, in February 2017, Volvo announced the recall of 5,529 of their vehicles over concerns that the side airbag, or the Inflatable Curtain (IC), may not deploy correctly in a crash. This is Volvo’s first airbag related recall since the massive Takata scandal. The automobiles in question were manufactured in 2016 and sold under the model year 2017 in the United States. At the time of the announcement no injuries were reported in connection to the recall.
Florida is the “epicenter” of the Takata airbag debacle which has resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, all signs indicate that the severe injuries and deaths will continue into the foreseeable future. The roadways remain flooded with millions of vehicles which may still be equipped with the potentially lethal airbags. Moreover, […]
Volvo, one of the only large vehicle manufacturers headquartered in Sweden, produces many large trucks meant for transporting goods as well as luxury vehicles. In early 2012, Volvo recalled approximately 22,383 trucks due to a relay valve defect that affected the trucks’ brakes. Now, the Swedish company is in the midst of a recall affecting approximately 30,929 S60 models.
Nearly every week, a vehicle manufacturer is in the news for a recall involving anywhere from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of vehicles. Every so often, a larger recall will be announced. In September, Nissan and Toyota recalled a combined 1.5 million vehicles.
Nissan and Toyota are among some of the largest vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The two Japanese automakers are also no strangers to large-scale recalls. Recently, Toyota recalled approximately 235,000 vehicles in two separate actions, with one recall involving a concern with the vehicles’ inverters and the other involving concerns with the vehicles’ variable valve timing devices.