Volvo announces recall of 2.2 million cars over seat belt cable

Volvo XC60

Volvo Cars stated on Wednesday it was recalling almost 2.2 million cars constructed between 2006 and 2019 over a potential issue with cables attached to their front seat belts in the company’s biggest recall ever.

Volvo said it would get in touch with the owners of the affected models, such as the V60, V70, and XC60, asking them to get in touch with their Volvo retailer to have their cars repaired without any cost.

The automaker, owned by China’s Geely, said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to the flaw and that the move was preventative to prevent any possible issues in the future.

“The issue is associated with a steel cable connected to the front seat belts,” it said. “The cable may, under certain rare circumstances and user behaviors, overtime suffer from fatigue. This could ultimately cause damage to the cable, resulting in reduced seat belt restraint function.”

A Volvo spokesman stated the company would not discuss the cost of the recall for now.

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