Volvo and Chrysler launching recalls

Volvo and Chrysler have each launched a recall, with the former related to airbags and the latter to power steering hoses.

The Volvo recall is over a concern that airbags may not deploy properly. According to Volvo, there is “an intermittent fault in the driver’s airbag clock spring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system.”

The 2010-2011 Volvo S80 and XC70, 2010 V70 and 2011 XC90 are all affected, with a total 9,746 cars recalled. Dealers will install a metal shim in the driver airbag to fix the issue.

Meanwhile, Chrysler’s recall is due to the risk of a power steering fluid leak, which in turn could result in an engine fire. Some affected vehicles could experience a separation at the crimped end of the power steering hose. The root cause is said to be a change of material in the part made by the part supplier. That, combined with a design change, also led to a lack of lubrication during manufacturing.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Avenger and Dodge Journey are all affected, as well as the 2011 Ram light-duty pickup trucks, with a total 26,397 cars affected. Dealers will replace the hose with a new one to fix the problem.

Source: The Detroit News

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