Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

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    Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

    From Autoblog. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/02/...atbelt-recall/

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Volvo Cars said Wednesday that it is recalling nearly 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seatbelts can be weakened.

    The front seatbelts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, press spokesman Stefan Elfstrom told Swedish public radio. “We have seen that this wire can be subject to wear and tear under special conditions,” reducing the seat belt’s protection, he said, adding “this is a very rare problem.”

    Volvo said the recall, which is the biggest ever for the brand, “is a preventive safety recall to avoid future issues.”

    The Swedish carmaker said the affected models are Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L manufactured between 2006 and 2019. No current models are included in the recall.

    There have been no reports of injuries or accidents linked to the fault. Volvo Cars has been owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group since 2010.

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    Re: Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

    Wow, that would be a massive recall for GM, but Volvo is a fraction of the size. Looks like a majority of their models are impacted.

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    Re: Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

    All those Chinese vehicles

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    Re: Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    All those Chinese vehicles
    Many, probably most, of the affected models were built on Ford-originated platforms.

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    Re: Volvo is recalling 2.1 million cars over possible seatbelt issue

    This had me thinking about the criteria that go into deciding whether to issue a recall or not ... what threshold has to occur to commit the company to incurring what can be a major expense. Has to be some tough decision making: to recall or not to recall.
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