Volvo recalls millions of cars over seat belt problems

The carmaker has encountered a possible deficiency in the safety features of numerous models. Now millions of owners are being informed.

Volvo XC60 – (photo by Volvo)

The Swedish car maker Volvo is recalling around 2.2 million cars worldwide. The reason is possible problems with the seat belt of the driver’s seat. Around 178,000 cars in Germany are affected, Volvo Cars spokesman Stefan Elfström told the German press agency on Wednesday.


“We have no reports of accidents or injuries. This is a preventive measure to avoid future problems,” said a Volvo statement. The problem has to do with a steel wire with which the front seat belt is attached. “This wire can be subject to wear under special conditions, which can lead to reduced protection of the seat belt.”

The models S60, S60L, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L, which were manufactured between 2006 and 2019, are affected. The owners would be informed of the error by letter and asked to make an appointment with the workshop.

Contact the author: darrinvaughn@wheelsjoint.com


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