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850 GLT 1995 crashed

Has your 850 GLT 1995 crashed

Have you crashed your Volvo? This interesting thread is all about the technical and legal processes required to make a crashed Volvo roadworthy… one that has had its airbags deployed.

“Did both the passenger’s side airbag and the steering wheel airbag deploy? If it was only the steering wheel then something is wrong. The entire system (Perhaps short of the SIPS) should deploy simultaneously. The seat belt reels will also need to be replaced. They have a one shot explosive charge that tightens the seat belts when the air bags deploy.”

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850 GLT 1995 crashed

Bonus! More on the Volvo 850

Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.

The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.

The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.

Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.

Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.

The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.

In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.

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