The First Generation Volvo S60, manufactured from 2000-2009, features the P2 platform, and went through a variety of changes throughout its production years. For example, in 2005 the exterior was redesigned and the center console was updated. Regardless of the year of production and its facelifts, this import was a much-loved Swedish auto. Like any vehicle, however, a few common issues have been noted, such as the SRS problem.
Some owners have reported this malfunction after making changes to their radio. For example, if you forget to remove the negative cable from the battery while removing the radio, this airbag warning might appear. Sometimes these problems seem to domino into others, such as malfunctioning turn signals or headlights that refuse to turn off.
Prior to visiting a garage, some drivers with hands-on experience check the fuses or remove the battery for 24 hours, but removing the battery in these vehicles runs the risk of memory loss. Other do-it-yourself, at-home mechanics have accidentally switched their vehicle’s settings to daytime running light mode. In the end, only a shop with Volvo-specific equipment can reset an SRS message, and airbag warnings are nothing to ignore.
For affordable, professional solutions, consider your local import repair shop. They will be familiar with your S60, including its common issues. They will understand your love for the Volvo experience, and, even if they have ruled out actual SRS issues, they will be dedicated to getting to the bottom of the problem. Allow a specialized, independent mechanic to help you with Volvo.
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