|Rearview Video Systems||Not Available|
|Dynamic Head Restraints||Not Available|
|Head Restraint||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|Advanced Belt Feature||Standard|
|Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Seat Belt Reminder System||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Frontal Air Bag||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Curtain||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|Pelvis torso||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Additional Air Bags||Not Available|
|Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements||Yes|
|LATCH Locations||Rear Seat|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch)||Available|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|NHTSA ID Number:||11438268|
|Consumer Location:||PLEASANTON, CA|
At age 6 years (53K mi.), the front passenger seatbelt clasp began to refuse to latch when the belt buckle was inserted. Using a jeweler's headset, I could not see any foreign object causing interference. To rule out a bent buckle, I tested the clasp (after its removal) with 5 other buckles, and all failed to latch into the clasp every time. The clasp failure-to-latch showed no signs of gradual failure. The first notice was when a passenger tried to buckle up, and noticed it didn't latch. The car was still parked. The Volvo part that failed is 31369706 Front Right Seatbelt Clasp. I successfully replaced the part with a genuine Volvo replacement part from a Volvo dealer. A clasp latch-failure on this vehicle carries the extra hazard of inhibiting air-bag deployment, as the latch assy. embeds a strain gauge which casts a necessary vote for air-bag activation. If interested, email me. Question: Would NHTSA care to have me ship the failed clasp to do a mechanical failure analysis? It would be surrendered to NHTSA with no conditions.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11438027|
|Consumer Location:||BURLINGTON, NC|
Fuel gauge doesn’t show actual fuel level. When full, it shows 50% left, and gauge doesn’t start to move till half the tank is empty.
|NHTSA ID Number:||10937274|
|Consumer Location:||CENTRAL POINT, OR|
FACTORY INSTALLED HITCH ALMOST FAILED. AFTER 16,000 MILES OF TOWING A 21 FOOT TRAVEL TRAILER, THE HITCH APPEARED TO HAVE EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT. WHEN INSPECTED BY A MECHANIC IN BRANSON MISSOURI, IT WAS FOUND THAT 2 OF 4 NUTS HAD FALLEN OFF AND THE REMAINING 2 WERE SIGNIFICANTLY LOOSE. HAD THEY FALLEN OFF TOO, A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE WOULD HAVE OCCURRED, WITH THE HITCH FALLING OFF, ALONG WITH THE REAR BUMPER AND A PORTION OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE TRAILER COULD HAVE DROPPED OFF AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, CAUSING A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. PLEASE CONSIDER A RECALL TO FORCE AN INSPECTION OF ALL FACTORY INSTALLED HITCHES ON VOLVO XC70, YEAR 2015.5.