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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Volvo XC90 accessories - interior problems

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302003

XC90 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles


I was involved in a rear-end collision with my 2 children in a Volvo XC90. My seat back failed during the accident and I am not referring to the whips system. I sustained multiple injuries including a whiplash injury as well as injuries of my back and left shoulder that I believe were exacerbated by the seat back assuming a fairly reclined position. I also fear that if either of my children had been sitting behind the drivers seat (especially in a rear-facing infant seat) they could have been seriously injured as a result of this failure of the seat back. The Volvo dealer/repair shop has implied that my weight had something to do with this failure. I weighed about 218-222 pounds at the time of the accident.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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