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Although I'm sorry to hear this owner faced this issue, I don't think an airbag issue alone merits such a poor review. I am not affiliated with Volvo, but am a car enthusiast. As such, I'll share the following: At the time of this user's review, the car was 10-11 years old. Airbag systems are electronically-actuated and, often times in older cars, electronic components go bad. Cars move and shake and this can cause sensors and wires, etc... to break over time. Also, as I understand it, most vehicles with airbags will disable the entire system if there is one fault - this is for the safety of the consumer. Imagine having an airbag deploy unexpectedly while driving because the computer listened to a faulty sensor - it would be very dangerous. I have a 2001 Chevy Suburban with a faulty airbag sensor and, until I get it fixed, none of the bags will work. I've been told by service stations that it will be over $1,000 to fix, so I'm doing my research on forums figuring out how to isolate the issue myself to save $$. Also - food for thought - a $1,000 repair used to be a car-killer back in the 80's & 90's...but when a payment on a decent used car is $250/mo or more, a $1,000 repair can often times be justified - especially if that vehicle has been otherwise reliable... Food for thought...Report it
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