What is the potential problem?
Volvo Cars investigations have identified a problem regarding the front seat belt fastening, mounted on the outer side of the front seat. The front seat belt fastening cable may over time suffer from reduced strength under certain circumstances.
Which vehicles are affected?
Models affected are previous-generation S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 cars produced between 2006 and 2018. No currently produced cars are affected.
|Model||Model Year||Production Dates|
|S80||2007-2016||2006-02-07 / 2016-04-08|
|S60||2011-2018||2010-05-21 / 2018-08-14|
|V70||2008-2016||2007-03-14 / 2016-04-27|
|XC70||2008-2016||2007-05-09 / 2016-05-30|
|S60 Cross Country||2016-2018||2015-04-13 / 2018-05-30|
|V60||2011-2018||2010-06-22 / 2018-08-27|
|XC60||2009-2016||2008-03-18 / 2016-04-22|
|V60 Cross Country||2015-2018||2014-12-04 / 2018-08-21|
Is my car safe to use? What should I do if I am concerned regarding my seatbelt?
Please be assured that this issue is extremely rare: we have no reports of any related incidents, and the issue can only occur over time and with a specific set of circumstances.
Until your vehicle has been repaired, we recommend that the driver and passenger ensure that the seat belt fastening is in a vertical position, aligned with the backrest, so that it will not be bent over the seat cushion when entering the seat. This will reduce the risk of damage of the seat belt fastening.
An indicator of a potential issue is damage to the rubber sleeve in which the cable is housed. While we will work to have all affected cars corrected as soon as possible, if you are concerned, you can contact your retailer for a visual inspection.
Who will pay for any work if I take my car to the Volvo Retailer?
Volvo Car Ireland will cover the cost of any recall related work deemed necessary by a Volvo Retailer.
I do not feel safe driving my car. Will you provide me with a loan car until you can fully fix my car?
Please be assured that this issue is extremely rare. For this condition to occur, a number of different factors would need to co-exist. This will only occur with repeated, regular bending of the cable over the seat when entering the car, over a number of years, and would also depend on the height positioning of the seat.
When will my car be completely fixed?
Your Volvo retailer will contact you with further information as soon as it is available. We expect the majority of vehicles to be rectified this year. To remedy the concern, the relevant seat belt component will need to be replaced. You will receive a letter with more details in due course.
What can I do while I wait for further contact?
When entering the car, we recommend that the driver and front seat passenger ensure the lower seat belt fastening is in the upright position aligned with the back rest so that it will not be bent over the seat cushion when entering the seat. This will prevent any damage to the cable.
I want to speak to someone about this issue
We will be happy to talk through any concerns you have in relation to this issue. Please feel free to call our dedicated team on 00353 1 4631220.