Volvo Recalls More Than 2 Million Vehicles Due To Seat Belt Defects
Volvo is recalling about 2.1 million of its vehicles produced between 2006 and 2019 because of a steel cable in the front seat belt attachment that can weaken and reduce the protective effect, according to Reuters.
According to company spokesman Stefan Elfstrom, this is the largest recall of cars in the history of Volvo. Although there is already data on injuries related to the detected problem, the automaker itself calls this a preventive measure aimed at preventing similar incidents in the future. "Under certain conditions and over time, the steel cable wears out. This is a very rare problem, " Elfstrom explained.
Commenting on the scale of the recall, a company representative says that it is largely because it is a standard part that was used in previous models for a number of years.
"We discovered the problem by analyzing a small number of machines where it was observed, and concluded that there is a persistent but very rare problem with this detail," Elfstrom says.
The S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80, and S80L models are being recalled. This measure does not apply to cars coming off the Assembly line today.
Out of a total of 2.1 million cars, 412,000 are in Sweden.