2018 Volvo XC60 is among the Volvos recalled for seat belt concerns

Volvo is recalling more than 2 million cars worldwide for a problem with the front seatbelts. A steel cable that anchors the seat belts to the car could weaken, which could reduce the seat belts' ability to restrain occupants in a crash.

The recall affects more than 307,653 vehicles in the US, and includes S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L models manufactured between 2006 and 2019.

Volvo confirmed that there have been no accidents or injuries related to this recall.

“It's a very rare problem, and we don’t have any reports of it, but after our due diligence and research, we found that there was a way in which the customer could move the seat belt and seat belt buckle where over time it could rub and damage the cable,” says Jim Nichols, a spokesperson for Volvo. “We're doing this out of an abundance of caution.”

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2,183,701 Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L models manufactured from the 2006 through 2019 model years. Volvo says all the affected vehicles are built on an older EUCD platform, and that current-generation models are not affected.

The problem: A steel cable that anchors seat belts to the car can become worn in certain situations and reduce the seat belts' ability to restrain occupants in a crash.

The fix: Volvo says it will notify vehicle owners by mail, instructing them to bring in their vehicles to have the affected part replaced.

How to contact the manufacturer: Consumers can contact Volvo regarding the recall by calling 800-458-1552, or getting in touch with their local dealership.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V378000. Volvo's number for this recall is R10029.

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2016 Volvo S60 is among the Volvos recalled for seat belt concerns.