November 1, 1999
1998 Volvo S70, V70, C70 Vehicles Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 1998 Volvo S70, V70,
C70 vehicles manufactured between January 1997 - August 1999 because the frontal passenger
air bag may be overly sensitive to certain electrostatic discharges. This could possibly
cause an inadvertent air bag deployment.
Approximately 124,381 automobiles are affected by
Dealers will install an additional ground wire in
the passenger side to assure sufficient grounding.
Owner notification began in late August 1999.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volvo at
Reference: NHTSA Recall No.
99V236/Volvo Recall No. 96
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