Although driver’s safety comes first for Volvo, the company has decided to recall roughly 74,000 SUVs and cars in the United States due to some problems with the seat belt.
It is worth mentioning that Volvo recalled another 5,000 vehicles in Canada as well. The recall includes XC90, XC60, V60, S90, and S60 vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 car fleet. Although no cases have been reported, the company issued a voluntary recall to make sure customers wouldn’t run into any life-threatening situations.
Owners can go to dealers starting from the 12th of December, in case they want to have their buckles replaced for free. The seat belt issue comes from one pin of the three. The pin plays an important role in connecting the buckle of the seat belt.
Without it, the passengers and the drivers are vulnerable in case of a car collision. That is why the company didn’t want to risk the safety of its customers and decided to issue a voluntary recall of 74,000 vehicles.
The automaker has begun a comprehensive investigation on buckle failures since August, by monitoring the cars manufactured between February 16 last year and August 22, 2016. According to Jim Nichols, a company spokesperson, the automaker’s officials reported the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the 28th of October.
In the report, the company also mentioned about the voluntary recall and the buckle inspection on every passenger seat. Owners can rest assured as an inspection takes around two minutes. Furthermore, the inspections started from the date of the recall, while most of the cars didn’t have time to be delivered to U.S. and Canadian customers.
More precisely, most vehicles are still in the company’s inventory or at one of its dealers. As previously mentioned, no injuries have been reported, but the company plans to thoroughly inspect all cars, although just some of them will need to be repaired.
The company is widely-popular for the development of the three-point seat belt 60 years ago, which was certified to become available to other car makers to ensure the safety of all drivers. More precisely, the three-point seat belt was first introduced in 1963 as part of the standard equipment of every Volvo vehicle.
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