Moisture build-up on a control sensor could cause the front-left seat to move by itself and crush passengers, according to the manufacturer.
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Volvo Australia has recalled 11 examples of its XC90 Excellence luxury SUV, citing a potential fault with the power-adjustable rear seats.

The affected vehicles were sold between 1 July 2017 and 31 August 2020 (Model Years 2016 to 2020).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “If there is liquid or liquid droplets on the rear seat control display, the system may perceive this as a constant touch.”

“If this occurs when the front passenger seat control is selected, the front passenger seat may be moved forward or backwards until it reaches its end position. This may result in injury to vehicle occupants.”

CarAdvice has reached out to a spokesperson for Volvo Australia for comment on the fault. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 11 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Volvo dealership by clicking here. Volvo's Customer Relations team can be contacted by calling 1300 787 802, or by emailing