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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Volvo S40 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 112003


  • miles


The consumer sustained major injuries when the vehicle struck a tree. The seat belt didn't hold him in place and the air bags didn't deploy.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122002

S40 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
While driving 35 mph the consumer was involved in a frontal collision but the airbags failed to deploy. The manufacturer indicated that the system worked properly.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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