Volvo has a seat belt issue, 2.2 million cars recalled
It is Volvo Cars’ biggest recall ever and the decision was made because of some faulty seat belts
There are many models affected, 10 in total : S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L, but also its luxurious SUV XC60 – all produced between 2006 and 2019, according to a press release by the Swedish Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by the Chinese Geely. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China. Volvo Cars formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company.
The problem is the steel cable
Serious safety issues could stem from the steel cable that connects the front seat belt. It is likely to wear out over time and can cause some safety problems. The manufacturer warns that wearing out depends on the behaviour of the user.
A preventive safety call
The recall is world wide and is the biggest ever for the brand. Stefan Elfstrom, Volvo’s spokesperson, said on Swedish public radio that although this is a very rare problem and no accident related to this anomaly has been identified, the group decided a preventive safety call to avoid future issues. The customers received a letter from Volvo asking them to contact their dealer.
Volvo said the recall, which is the biggest ever for the brand, “is a preventive safety recall to avoid future issues.” According to Volvo, no accident related to this anomaly has been identified. The group sent a letter to all affected customers asking them to contact their Volvo dealer.
“This wire can be subject to wear and tear under special conditions, reducing the seat belt’s protection. This could eventually cause damage to the cable, resulting in a reduction in the seatbelt restraint function,” – mentioned Elfstrom.