More than 2 million Volvo vehicles are being recalled due to a risk that the seat belt anchors may weaken over time, which may result in a failure to properly restrain occupants in an auto accident.
Volvo Cars announced the recall on Wednesday, according to various media reports, indicating that about 2.1 million vehicles may have a defective a steel cable that anchors the front seat belts, which may weaken over time after rubbing against nearby vehicle components when the seat is adjusted.
Volvo stated that no injuries have been reported in relation to the recall, but if the seatbelts fail in an accident it could increase the risk of serious injury for vehicle occupants. The manufacturer further indicates that the problems are expected to be rare, but the recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution.
The recall is reportedly the largest in the auto manufacturer’s history. No official press release or recall notice has been issued yet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however.
The recall impacts an estimated 2,183,701 Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L models manufactured from the 2006 through 2019 model years that were sold worldwide. An estimated 307,653 model year S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L models manufactured between 2006 and 2019 were distributed for sale throughout the United States.
Volvo announced it will be notifying owners of the recall by mail, with instructions on how to schedule a repair appointment at their local dealer, who will be instructed to replace the affected part.
Customers with additional questions or concerns regarding the recall may contact Volvo at 800-458-1552, or contact their local dealer.