Volvo Car USA recently notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Aug. 15, 2018 they will recall a handful of vehicles containing potentially dangerous seats.
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The Rockleigh, New Jersey-based manufacturer states in its safety recall report they will recall 27 2019 Volvo XC40 SUVs built between June 20 and June 21, 2018.
The affected vehicles have seats built without seatback lock strikers because of a human error during manufacturing. These seatbacks can move forward unexpectedly after hard breaking or during a crash, increasing occupant injury risk.
Volvo’s recall chronology states employees first discovered the problem on July 6, 2018. Engineers analyzed the problem from July 9 to August 3, 2018. Volvo representatives met with component supplier Gnotex Kinnared of Kinnared, Sweden on August 6, 2018, and Volvo’s Critical Concern Management Team declared the problem a “critical condition” on August 13, 2018. Volvo decided to undertake a recall on August 15, 2018.
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Volvo will notify owners and dealers will inspect the vehicles and install the seat back lock strikers if they are missing, free of charge. The recall will begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89898. Volvo owners can also visit the NHTSA’s website and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to assist you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.
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