Volvo is recalling 2.2 million cars and trucks globally thanks to a securing cable that can go through fatigue, weakening the motion of the seatbelts.

The recall, Volvo’s greatest ever, applies to examples of the S60, S60 Cross State, V60, V60 Cross State, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 created from 2006 to 2018. All of people styles are prior, somewhat than current-technology cars and trucks. 

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Volvo states that cases of the fault manifesting are “extremely rare”, but that “in severe instances, injury to the cable, which is positioned in a rubber sleeve on the outside of the seats, could result in reduced seat belt restraint function.” 

Volvo has gained no experiences from any where in the earth of incidents or accidents induced by the fault. The firm added: “We apologise for the inconvenience induced to our prospects, and are grateful for their cooperation as we seem to complete this precautionary motion.”

The Swedish firm, now owned by Chinese motor vehicle maker Geely, essentially invented the three-pointed seat belt in 1959 underneath the advice of engineer Nils Bohlin, famously generating the patent open so other corporations could in good shape the existence-preserving product at cost selling price. Such a big recall for so essential a security element will, for that reason, be all the much more embarrassing for Volvo. It demonstrates, on the other hand, that remembers are a portion and parcel of the automotive industry that no motor vehicle maker is immune from.

This seatbelt recall follows a very similar motion for half a million Volvos in July last 12 months thanks to a plastic intake manifold, which could melt and pose a fireplace threat. Both of these campaigns pale into insignificance, on the other hand, when compared to the Takata airbag scandal, a recall that influences close to sixty million cars and trucks worldwide, and was induced by inadequately produced airbag detonators, which have the probable to fireplace shrapnel at occupants’ necks and faces – even though the difficulty predominantly happens in heat climates.

Vehicles affected by the Volvo seat belt recall: whole checklist

Model

 

Model 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-thirty

 

S60 Cross State

 

2016-2018

   

2015-04-13 / 2018-05-thirty

 

V60

 

2011-2018

   

2010-06-22 / 2018-08-27

 

XC60

 

2009-2016

   

2008-03-eighteen / 2016-04-22

 

V60 Cross State

 

2015-2018

   

2014-twelve-04 / 2018-

 

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