2007 Volvo V70
Never try to open, remove, or repair any components in the OWS system. This could result in
system malfunction. Maintenance or repairs should only be carried out by an authorized Volvo
The front passenger's seat should not be modified in any way. This could reduce pressure on the
seat cushion, which might interfere with the OWS system's function.
The OWS is designed to disable (will not inflate) the passenger's side front airbag when a rear facing
infant seat, a forward-facing child restraint, or a booster seat is detected. The PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF indicator lamp will illuminate and stay on to remind you that the passenger's side front airbag is
disabled (see the following table).
1. Volvo recommends that children always be properly restrained in appropriate child restraints in the rear seats.
In rare situations when the seat belt is not properly fastened, some child restraints may not be detected by the
OWS because there is very little weight on the vehicle seat cushion. In these cases the passenger's side front
airbag may be disabled, but the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp will not be lit. Do not assume that
the passenger's side front airbag is disabled unless the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is lit. Make
sure the child restraint is properly installed (turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and
reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer's instructions) and that the PASSENGER
AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is on, or move the child restraint to the rear seat.
The OWS is designed to enable (may inflate) the passenger's side front airbag anytime the system senses
that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger's seat. The PASSENGER AIRBAG
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