Volvo XC90: Complaints & Recalls

A sleek luxury crossover SUV, the Volvo XC90 is an international award-winning option for lucky car owners.2016 was the model’s most successful year by taking home the Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, Yahoo Autos’ Ride of the Year, and North American Car and Truck of the Year at the Detroit Motor Show among others.

Despite the accolades, drivers occasionally run into issues with the XC90. If you believe yours 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 on your behalf.

Yearly Volvo XC90 Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new XC90 in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2016 Volvo XC90

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Seat belt buckle may separate. If passengers aren’t properly restrained, the chance of an injury increases.
  • A/C water drain may affect airbag deployment. If an airbag doesn’t deploy properly, a passenger could sustain serious injuries in an accident.
  • Sunroof may fully close unintentionally. This could potentially injure occupants or create a distraction that leads to an accident.
  • 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, leading to greater injuries in a collision.

2017 Volvo XC90

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Seat belt buckle may separate. If passengers aren’t properly restrained, the chance of 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.
  • 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.

2018 Volvo XC90

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Volvo XC90

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 within the original manufacturer’s 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 within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle was out of service for 20 or more days, 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 XC90 back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.