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  1. #1
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    Default Volvo Recalls Some 2001-2007 Wagons for Faulty Airbag Inflators

    Looks like there is a new recall affecting some of our wagons.
    Put your VIN in here to check whether yours is affected: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
    Mine was not affected, but apparently some 195000 are. Volvo said to notify owners in December.

  2. #2
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    Thanks for the link.
    FWIW, my 2007 XC70 showed "0 Repair Recalls" after entering the VIN.
    2007 XC70, 206,000 miles
    2002 V70XC, 130,000 miles, parts car

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    Just an update - at the time of my original posting, apparently the NHTSA database had not yet been populated with the affected wagons. Today, I received a written notice in the mail saying that my car was affected. Upon checking the NHTSA website, I found that my VIN is now listed as part of the recall. You may want to check the database now, too.

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    Just got notice on my 2004 V70R. Still waiting on my 2001 V70 T5, 2002 V70 T5 and 2002 V70XC.
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    I rec'd two letters in the mail yesterday for the airbag recall: for my 2002XC70 and my 2007XC70.
    I'm thinking I'll wait until after the holidays when it's less busy to schedule an appt. I don't have a relationship with a Volvo dealership but It's supposed to only take an hour. I guess there's no reason for them to put the car on a lift or even open the hood so hopefully it'll be an in-and-out procedure.
    2007 XC70, 206,000 miles
    2002 V70XC, 130,000 miles, parts car

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    I received the recall notice before Christmas and (supposedly) made an appointment for late January. I am going to call and verify part availability early next week.
    PDX-Vancouver, USA

    2005 XC70 140,000

  7. #7
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    I've received notices for all the cars. My local dealer has them in stock. I've got appointments over the next couple of weeks. I was told the only color is dark grey. So, for all the cars, it's going to be sort of a "two tone" look, but I can't complain, what other car company fixes 20 year old cars for free?
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

  8. #8
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    I had mine replaced yesterday. P/N 32332168
    I left the car at the dealer for a couple of hours for the job.
    Just to summarize the process: Call first and they will likely need to order a part for your car. My dealer had several in stock, but all were reserved. They ordered one for me and, a couple of days later, called me to confirm arrival. Then, I scheduled an appointment for the replacement.
    The interior of my car is dark grey.

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