Volvo Cars is issuing a safety recall for approximately 200 Volvo XC90 customer cars of model year 2016 for a potential issue with an electronic wire harness which controls parts of the restraints system in the car.
The issue is related to a wire harness which is fitted in the front seats. An incorrect assembly has resulted in some cars having this wire installed in a way which may result in the wire insulation being damaged. Should this occur, the driver would immediately have a warning message displayed in the instrument cluster with instructions to take the car to a workshop. Damages to the wire harness may result in the front seat side airbags not functioning as intended.
No incidents have been reported related to this issue. There is no risk of the side airbags deploying by mistake due to this issue.
Approximately 200 customer cars in Europe and the US are affected with the majority of the cars located in Sweden. Volvo Cars is now contacting all affected customers by letter, asking them to contact their nearest workshop to check and if necessary correct the wire harness.
Cars which have not yet reached customers will be checked and if necessary corrected prior to delivery. In production, additional quality control measures have been introduced at Volvo Cars’ supplier to ensure correct installation of the relevant wire harness.
Volvo Car Group in 2014
For the 2014 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 2,252 MSEK (1,919 MSEK in 2013). Revenue over the period amounted to 129,959 MSEK (122,245 MSEK). For the full year 2014, global sales reached a record 465,866 cars, an increase of 8.9 per cent versus 2013. The record sales and operating profit cleared the way for Volvo Car Group to continue investing in its global transformation plan.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 465,866 in 2014 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 26,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).