Volvo is issuing a recall on 43,766 Volvo XC90 and S90 vehicles due to a defect in the A/C water drain hose that could cause a variety of potentially serious issues.
According to Car Connection, the water drain hose for the air conditioning in the recalled vehicles may leak into the passenger compartment due to an installation error in the manufacturing process.
Volvo remarks that not only can condensation water negatively affect air conditioning functionality, but if a significant amount of moisture enters the passenger compartment, the functionality of the airbag systems and the engine management systems could be affected.
As such, the leaky drain hose poses a potentially serious safety risk to occupants over time if not corrected.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says Volvo will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will provide inspections of the drain hose and a free replacement, if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on November 14.
The recall includes the following Volvo models:
The affected vehicles were built between April 15, 2015, and September 19, 2016.