29/10/2020

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Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault

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Volvo is recalling 2.2 million cars globally thanks to a securing cable that can put up with exhaustion, weakening the action of the seatbelts.

The recall, Volvo’s biggest ever, applies to examples of the S60, S60 Cross Nation, V60, V60 Cross Nation, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 made from 2006 to 2018. All of these versions are former, instead than recent-era cars. 

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Volvo says that occasions of the fault manifesting are “extremely rare”, but that “in severe cases, harm to the cable, which is found in a rubber sleeve on the exterior of the seats, could outcome in lessened seat belt restraint operate.” 

Volvo has acquired no stories from anywhere in the environment of mishaps or accidents caused by the fault. The organization additional: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our prospects, and are grateful for their cooperation as we look to execute this precautionary action.”

The Swedish organization, now owned by Chinese car maker Geely, actually invented the 3-pointed seat belt in 1959 less than the steering of engineer Nils Bohlin, famously generating the patent open so other companies could healthy the life-preserving unit at cost cost. Such a substantial recall for so fundamental a basic safety characteristic will, consequently, be all the extra embarrassing for Volvo. It exhibits, even so, that remembers are a part and parcel of the automotive business that no car maker is immune from.

This seatbelt recall follows a very similar action for 50 % a million Volvos in July last calendar year thanks to a plastic ingestion manifold, which could melt and pose a hearth risk. Equally of these campaigns pale into insignificance, even so, when in contrast to the Takata airbag scandal, a recall that influences all around sixty million cars throughout the world, and was caused by badly produced airbag detonators, which have the possible to hearth shrapnel at occupants’ necks and faces – though the problem predominantly occurs in heat climates.

Vehicles influenced by the Volvo seat belt recall: full record

Product

 

Product 12 months

   

Creation dates

 

S80

 

2007-2016

   

2006-02-07 / 2016-04-08

 

S60

 

2011-2018

   

2010-05-21 / 2018-08-14

 

V70

 

2008-2016

   

2007-03-14 / 2016-04-27

 

XC70

 

2008-2016

   

2007-05-09 / 2016-05-thirty

 

S60 Cross Nation

 

2016-2018

   

2015-04-13 / 2018-05-thirty

 

V60

 

2011-2018

   

2010-06-22 / 2018-08-27

 

XC60

 

2009-2016

   

2008-03-18 / 2016-04-22

 

V60 Cross Nation

 

2015-2018

   

2014-twelve-04 / 2018-

 

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