Volvo Recalls More Than 74,000 Vehicles with a Seat Belt That Could Fail

The front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate

Volvo Recalls More Than 74,000 Vehicles with a Seat Belt That Could Fail
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November 10, 2016

Volvo Car USA is recalling 74,027 model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles.

On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate from the seat belt bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages" and number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

If the seat belt buckle separates from the bracket, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

All of the vehicles included in this recall were manufactured between February 16, 2015 and August 22, 2016.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud on the affected vehicles, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on December 12, 2016. Owners with additional questions may contact Volvo customer service at (800) 458-1552.

Volvo's reference number for this recall is R89708.