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It’s like Honda recalling engines, Audi recalling all-wheel drive components, or Mitsubishi recalling turbochargers. Volvo…. yes, Volvo is recalling safety gear.

Brand spankin’ new XC70s and V70s – 65,000 of them – have a problem with side-impact airbags. In cold weather testing the deployment of the side-impact bags was delayed. Delayed airbag popping? Not so good. 
The XC70 and V70 are very much the same vehicle underneath the skin. Expect Volvo to deal with this sort of problem swiftly.