2007 Volvo V70
No objects or accessory equipment, e.g. dashboard covers, may be placed on, attached to, or
installed near the air bag hatch (the area above the glove compartment) or the area affected by airbag
deployment (see the illustration on
There should be no loose articles, e.g. coffee cups, on the floor, seat, or dashboard area.
Never try to open the airbag cover on the steering wheel or the passenger's side dashboard. This
should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants.
pg. 20 Safety
Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS)
Disabling the passenger's side front airbag
Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches (140 cm) be
seated in the rear seat of any vehicle with a passenger's side front airbag, and be properly restrained.
Children should always be seated in child restraints appropriate for their size and weight. See also the
child safety recommendations beginning on
The Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 and is designed to disable (will not inflate) the passenger's side
front airbag under certain conditions.
The OWS works with sensors that are part of the front passenger's seat and seat belt. The sensors are
designed to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the passenger's side front
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