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Volvo to recall 2.2m cars globally over seat belt concerns

Volvo is to recall approximately 2.2 million cars globally to amend a potential issue with a front seat belt cable.

It is expected to affect about 7,500 cars here in Ireland. Volvo Car Ireland says it will contact owners of all concerned cars, asking them to contact their Volvo retailer to have the issue corrected free of charge.

All affected cars will be updated with a new component replacing the existing steel cable.

Over time, the steel cable connected to the front seat belts can suffer from fatigue, damaging the cable, and reducing the seat belt’s restraint function.

The Swedish automaker says the models affected include the S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70, and S80, produced between 2006 and 2019.

Volvo tells us there have been no reports of accidents or personal injuries connected to this issue, adding, “this is a preventative recall to avoid any possible future problems.”

The XC60 is among the vehicles being recalled