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NHTSA — Air Bags: Side/Window Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,026 miles

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1998 Volvo S70 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102000


  • miles


Consumer was sitting still at a light & was struck from the front toward the middle to right passenger side. Consumer has frontal & side airbags which didn't deploy. Manufacturer has been contacted & they said that consumer will have to be responsible for payment.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

S70 5-cyl

  • 4,053 miles
The driver's side airbag did not deploy even though the car was hit on the side. Contacted Volvo and asked to inspect. Their answer was that everything was ok. I asked for a report with all the engineering data and supporting documents to show why it was ok, no response, have asked twice. They say everything is ok. I think there is a problem and they are hiding the truth. The side air bag should have deployed to give extra protection. I was not satisfied with their answer and I do need you help.

- Saugus, CA, USA

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