Volvo Complaints & Recalls

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has long had a diverse portfolio. This manufacturer encompasses  trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial drive systems—all alongside its popular cars.

Since its first vehicle rolled off the production line in 1927, Volvo has specialized in reliable luxury cars. Though Volvos are more a bit more expensive than your average car, drivers occasionally have complaints. If you believe your vehicle may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Recent Volvo Complaints and Recalls

Since 2015, Volvo has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. Those include:

  • Seat belt buckle may separate. If passengers aren’t properly restrained, the chances for an injury increases.
  • A/C water drain may affect airbag deployment. If an airbag doesn’t deploy properly, a passenger could receive serious injuries in an accident.
  • Sunroof may fully close unintentionally. This could potentially injure occupants or create a distraction.
  • Inflatable curtain airbag may improperly deploy. If the airbags don’t inflate fully in the third row, passengers may not receive enough protection in an accident.
  • Seat airbag wiring harness routed incorrectly. Damaging the wiring could disable the front seat airbag, which could lead to greater injuries in a crash.
  • Seat belt component may detach and enter the cabin. This could create a dangerous projectile in the event of a crash.
  • Curtain airbag securing bolts may fail. If the airbags don’t deploy properly, passengers are susceptible to greater injuries.

Complaints about Volvos have just as much variety to them. They’ve included comments about:

Popular Volvo Models

Volvo’s current lineup is primarily SUVs and crossovers, though it does have a handful of sedans. Its most popular models are:

  • XC90
  • XC60
  • XC40
  • S90
  • S60
  • V90
  • V60

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Volvo

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.

Report your problem with your Volvo within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Volvo within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.

Don’t drive your Volvo back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.