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Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars

Spotted this on a news search at Yahoo.com. I went to the NHTSA website and could not find the reference.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 65,000 cars because the seat heaters could short circuit and catch fire.

The recall involves 1996 models of the Volvo 854 and 855 equipped with seat heaters.

Excessive compression of the seat cushion could damage the electrical wiring of the seat heater and cause a short, said a report posted Tuesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (news - web sites) Web site.

Volvo did not return calls for comment.
 

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (Spearzy)

Yeah, but you're a Canuck, so you gotta get your own government to issue it. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
 

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Yeah, but you're a Canuck, so you gotta get your own government to issue it. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
HAHAHAHA!!!


Go Canada, go!!!


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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (xtremepsionic)

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Hey thats my car!

oh well, I'm not fat enough to bottom out the seat cusion http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif
Well, then it may be your bony arse that has broken the heating element! Add some meat, will 'ya? http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (GrecianVolvo)

hahahaha
well in that case, I guess my arse is not bony enough to break it either!

hahaha
what I want is a heated steering wheel! thats the thing that makes me wanna get a Maxima, the cheapest car in canada that comes with a heated wheel.
 

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Yeah, but you're a Canuck, so you gotta get your own government to issue it. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
Oh well, this time of year I personally welcome a fire under by butt!!! http://********************/smile/emwink.gif

Actually I've had the drivers side seat heater replaced already, one time I left it on for like four months...no fire though, it just kinda stopped heating http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif
 

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Yeah, but you're a Canuck, so you gotta get your own government to issue it. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif http://********************/smile/emwink.gif

HAHAHAHA!!!


Go Canada, go!!!


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LMAO!!! http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif

Well, there is one thing about Canada, we're bigger and we're on top! If this was prison you'd be..... http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif
 

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (xtremepsionic)

The Audi A6 has a steering wheel heater option. Right now in chilly Washington, DC, I'm wishing I had an A6. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
 

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars ([email protected])

so does the Maxima
I'll settle with a Maxima... http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif

Here in Calgary 4-5 months a year its below freezing, I just want a heated steering wheel so badly.

Even considered making one myself, but can't figure out what heating element is slim enough to put under the leather wrapping without burning it
 

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Wearing gloves wold be a cheap solution! http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
Steering wheel heater would be yet another must have luxery when you get used to that!
 

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (Spearzy)

Yeah, this is my car too, maybe I should mention that I saw this, and ask If my car is going to catch fire. As for this weather stuff, I dont want to hear it, its been below freezing here since october and will probably remain that way until april or so. I dont really mind the cold that much though. A heated steering wheel would be nice, but gloves work fine for me. I wear Black Leather gloves with thinsolate in them, they work great, and they fit in my coat pocket.
 

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Re: Volvo Recalls 65,000 850 Series Cars (Spearzy)

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HAHAHAHA!!!


Go Canada, go!!!


LMAO!!! http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif

Well, there is one thing about Canada, we're bigger and we're on top! If this was prison you'd be..... http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif
Yeah, but didn't you know that being on top you do all the work? http://********************/smile/emwink.gif (as is the case in the imbalance of trade products between the US and Canada)

And as far as being bigger, didn't they teach you in Canada that "size doesn't matter"? (as is the case when comparing the might, military and economical, of the two countries) Hehehe! http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif

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Is this all '98 m.y. 850s w/ seat heaters? I guess I haven't recieved a recall notice yet. I'd love to get that fixed. Nothing like hoping your arse doesn't ignite the seat to spice up your day. http://********************/smile/emwink.gif
 

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From Auto News this says 1996-1997 - hmmmm

BRIEFLY: The bottom line: Hefty drivers put Volvo on hot seat

Automotive News / December 09, 2002

Volvo Cars of North America Inc. is recalling 65,000 850s from the 1996-97 model years to repair electric seat heaters that may smoke and burn, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -- in typical government bureaucratic jargon -- blamed the problem on "excessive compression of the seat cushion." Volvo spokesman Dan Johnston said three minor injuries have been reported, and his company is preparing improved circuitry for installation. Johnston was careful in his clarification of the term "excessive compression," concluding: "You're not going to get me to say it's because they're fat." http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif
 
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