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Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars worldwide due to safety issue

Due to an ‘extremely rare’ seatbelt safety issue, Volvo Cars confirms it is recalling 2.2 million vehicles worldwide, with 169,481 of those in the UK.

 

Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars globally post
XC60

According to Volvo Cars, through investigation, they have ‘identified a problem regarding the front seat belt fastening, mounted on the outer side of the front seat. The front seat belt fastening cable may over time suffer from reduced strength under certain circumstances.’

The safety issue affects eight models which are previous-generation S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 cars produced between 2006 and 2018 with no currently produced cars affected.

Volvo said to be ‘assured that this issue is extremely rare and that there have been no reports of any related incidents, and the issue can only occur over time and with a specific set of circumstances.

An indicator of a potential issue is damage to the rubber sleeve in which the cable is housed.’

Stefan Elfstrom, a spokesman for the car brand, told Swedish public radio:

“We have seen that this wire can be subject to wear and tear under special conditions,’ reducing the seat belt’s protection, he said, adding “this is a very rare problem”.

Volvo Cars UK states: ‘We expect the majority of vehicles to be rectified this year. To remedy the concern, the relevant seat belt component will need to be replaced.’

Volvo owners can check if their car is impacted by going to the Volvo Cars UK website.

Models affected 

Model

Model Year

Production Dates

S80

2007-2016

2006-02-07 / 2016-04-08

S60

2011-2018

2010-05-21 / 2018-08-14

V70

2008-2016

2007-03-14 / 2016-04-27

XC70

2008-2016

2007-05-09 / 2016-05-30

S60 Cross Country

2016-2018

2015-04-13 / 2018-05-30

V60

2011-2018

2010-06-22 / 2018-08-27

XC60

2009-2016

2008-03-18 / 2016-04-22

V60 Cross Country

2015-2018

2014-12-04 / 2018-08-21

Sources: www.volvocars.com www.dailymail.co.uk

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