What is the Latest Volvo Recall?
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes the products we buy and use pose potential risks for our health and safety. When a potential risk associated with a product, it is common for the company that produces the product to issue a recall to help warn consumers about the hazard. One product that is often the subject of recalls is automobiles. Recently, Volvo issued a recall for some of its vehicles.
The recall comes after the company discovered that a steel wire that is connected to the front seat belts in the vehicles can weaken. This is potentially hazardous because the steel cable is used to anchor the seat belts to the car. If the steel wire weakens, it can reduce the amount of protection the seat belt can provide in the event of a car accident.
The recall impacts around 2.1 million vehicles. The impacted models include the Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and S80L, which were produced between 2006 and 2019. None of the 2020 models are included in the recall. The company has stated that the recall is a preventative safety recall to help avoid future issues with the vehicle. The company has not received any reports of injuries resulting from the problem.
The company reportedly plans to repair the issue at no cost to the owners of the recalled vehicles. Volvo plans to contact owners and request that they bring the vehicle to a Volvo dealership for the repair to be completed.