NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1998 Volvo S70

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1998 Volvo S70, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INADVERTENT SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99040

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 07, 1999
    • Date Closed: October 27, 1999
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary:

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE99040 »

  2. TURN SIGNAL NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE00031

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE00031 »

  3. HEADLIGHT FAILURE NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ04004

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting:Headlights
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Switch

    Summary: On August 23, 1999, Volvo notified NHTSA that it would conduct a safety recall (99V235) on certain 1997 model year (my) 850 vehicles and certain 1998 S/V/C 70 series vehicles for failure of the headlight switch.the defect report stated in part: "operation of the headlight switch, over an extended period of time, can result in inconsistent operation of the switch."Volvo's remedy for this recall was to replace the headlight switch.this recall query investigation was opened on June 8, 2004, based on 13 reports of headlight failure on 1998 and 1999 S/V/C 70 series vehicles that were not included in the earlier recall.by letter of October 18, 2004, Volvo has notified the Agency that it will now conduct a safety recall of an additional 97,000 MY 1998 through 2000 S70/V70/V70xc and C70 vehicles built from June 5, 1997 through January 11, 2000. Volvo dealers will replace the original equipment "master light switch" with one of an improved design. See safety recall 04V504 for details.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #RQ04004 »

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