Volvo Cars of North America is recalling more than 17,000 2012 Volvo S60 and Volvo S80 sedans and 2012 Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC70 wagons for issues with electrical wiring under the vehicles' front seats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to NHTSA, the recalled Volvos' front seat wiring harnesses may have been incorrectly installed during manufacturing such that they may disconnect from the cars' electrical systems if front occupants adjusts the seats. If the front seats' wiring are disconnected, the front and side air bags and seat belt pretensions might not operate properly in the event of a collision.
Volvo plans to notify owners of S60, S70, XC60 and XC70 vehicles affected by this recall on or about March 30. Owners of the recalled Volvo cars will be instructed to bring them in to local dealerships where mechanics will inspect and secure the front seat wiring, free of charge.
For more information, consumers can call Volvo's toll-free support line (800-458-1552) and reference Volvo's internal recall campaign ID number 250.