April 21, 2024

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Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault

Volvo is recalling two.two million vehicles globally owing to a securing cable that can go through fatigue, weakening the motion of the seatbelts.

The remember, Volvo’s largest at any time, applies to illustrations of the S60, S60 Cross Place, V60, V60 Cross Place, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 created from 2006 to 2018. All of those models are preceding, relatively than current-era vehicles. 

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Volvo claims that situations of the fault manifesting are “extremely rare”, but that “in extreme cases, injury to the cable, which is found in a rubber sleeve on the outdoors of the seats, could outcome in decreased seat belt restraint function.” 

Volvo has obtained no studies from any where in the globe of incidents or injuries brought on by the fault. The firm included: “We apologise for the inconvenience brought on to our customers, and are grateful for their cooperation as we appear to conduct this precautionary motion.”

The Swedish firm, now owned by Chinese motor vehicle maker Geely, actually invented the three-pointed seat belt in 1959 under the advice of engineer Nils Bohlin, famously generating the patent open so other firms could match the lifetime-conserving device at value value. These types of a huge remember for so basic a protection aspect will, consequently, be all the additional uncomfortable for Volvo. It reveals, nonetheless, that recalls are a element and parcel of the automotive sector that no motor vehicle maker is immune from.

This seatbelt remember follows a very similar motion for 50 % a million Volvos in July last yr owing to a plastic intake manifold, which could soften and pose a fireplace risk. Both of those of these strategies pale into insignificance, nonetheless, when compared to the Takata airbag scandal, a remember that influences all around sixty million vehicles worldwide, and was brought on by badly produced airbag detonators, which have the prospective to fireplace shrapnel at occupants’ necks and faces – while the issue largely takes place in warm climates.

Cars and trucks afflicted by the Volvo seat belt remember: complete listing

Design

 

Design Year

   

Manufacturing dates

 

S80

 

2007-2016

   

2006-02-07 / 2016-04-08

 

S60

 

2011-2018

   

2010-05-21 / 2018-08-fourteen

 

V70

 

2008-2016

   

2007-03-fourteen / 2016-04-27

 

XC70

 

2008-2016

   

2007-05-09 / 2016-05-30

 

S60 Cross Place

 

2016-2018

   

2015-04-thirteen / 2018-05-30

 

V60

 

2011-2018

   

2010-06-22 / 2018-08-27

 

XC60

 

2009-2016

   

2008-03-eighteen / 2016-04-22

 

V60 Cross Place

 

2015-2018

   

2014-twelve-04 / 2018-

 

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