2015 Volvo XC90 which is one of the safest SUVs on the planet has been subjected to a recall. During the recent Euro-NCAP crash tests, it was discovered that the side curtain airbags in the three row variants may not deploy properly to offer adequate protection for third row passengers.
The interior trim on the D-pilar is said to be blocking the side curtain airbags form deploying properly in an event of a side collision. Car and Driver reports that Volvo has already halted sales of three-row variants of XC90 and has started making necessary repairs to fix the issue. In the US alone, 3,911 cars are reported to be affected and the owners would be hearing form the automaker by mid-September. No injuries were reported due to this defect yet.
New gen Volvo XC90 which is based on a new Scalable Platform Architecture has been a global success. The company has been running at its full capacity to plug the demand-supply gap in Europe and the US.
The flagship SUV has been launched in India at INR 64.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and deliveries are set to commence in September. Volvo will be opting to deliver rectified examples of the car in India. It remains to be seen if the global recall results in a slight delay in deliveries of three-row models here.
Via – Caranddriver.com