July 19, 2024

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Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault

Volvo is recalling two.two million automobiles globally because of to a securing cable that can experience fatigue, weakening the action of the seatbelts.

The remember, Volvo’s biggest ever, applies to illustrations of the S60, S60 Cross Place, V60, V60 Cross Place, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 produced from 2006 to 2018. All of all those versions are past, relatively than recent-technology automobiles. 

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Volvo says that scenarios of the fault manifesting are “extremely rare”, but that “in severe cases, damage to the cable, which is found in a rubber sleeve on the outside of the seats, could end result in reduced seat belt restraint operate.” 

Volvo has obtained no stories from wherever in the planet of incidents or injuries prompted by the fault. The organization extra: “We apologise for the inconvenience prompted to our buyers, and are grateful for their cooperation as we seem to complete this precautionary action.”

The Swedish organization, now owned by Chinese automobile maker Geely, really invented the a few-pointed seat belt in 1959 below the guidance of engineer Nils Bohlin, famously making the patent open up so other corporations could fit the life-preserving unit at charge price. Such a big remember for so elementary a security element will, therefore, be all the much more embarrassing for Volvo. It demonstrates, having said that, that remembers are a part and parcel of the automotive sector that no automobile maker is immune from.

This seatbelt remember follows a very similar action for 50 {0764260a27b4b31ca71a8adf79c3ae299a61e6f062052eee3f0df84ce9b30ade} a million Volvos in July previous yr because of to a plastic intake manifold, which could soften and pose a fireplace risk. Each of these campaigns pale into insignificance, having said that, when as opposed to the Takata airbag scandal, a remember that affects close to sixty million automobiles globally, and was prompted by badly created airbag detonators, which have the opportunity to fireplace shrapnel at occupants’ necks and faces – while the issue largely takes place in warm climates.

Autos afflicted by the Volvo seat belt remember: entire list

Model

 

Model Calendar year

   

Output 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

   

2008-03-18 / 2016-04-22

 

V60 Cross Place

 

2015-2018

   

2014-twelve-04 / 2018-

 

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