ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey — Volvo is recalling approximately 200 2016 Volvo XC90 SUVs worldwide for a potential issue with an electronic wire harness that may result in the front-seat side airbags not functioning as intended, the automaker said.
Volvo Cars of North America spokesman Jim Nichols told Edmunds there are 26 affected vehicles in the U.S. that are in owners' hands.
"Volvo dealers have the information as of today to do an inspection and if necessary, make a repair," Nichols wrote on Thursday in response to a query. "It is a 20-minute check. All affected cars at our port and in Volvo's hands will be inspected, and, if necessary, repaired."
An incorrect assembly at the factory resulted in some cars having the wire harness installed in a way that may result in the wire insulation being damaged.
"Should this occur, the driver would immediately have a warning message displayed in the instrument cluster with instructions to take the car to a workshop," Volvo said in a statement.
It said no incidents have been reported related to the recall.
"There is no risk of the side airbags deploying by mistake due to this issue," Volvo said.
Owners are being contacted by mail. Volvo dealers will check and correct the wire harness. Cars that have not yet reached customers will be checked and corrected prior to delivery.
Volvo said additional quality-control measures have been put in place at Volvo's supplier to ensure correct installation of the wire harness.
Owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-550-5658.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of the 2016 Volvo XC90 should make a service appointment with their dealers now.