Volvo Car USA is recalling nearly 75 thousand 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles, which were manufactured February 16, 2015, to August 22, 2016.
This recall is due to the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud loosening and 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 restrained adequately in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 12, 2016.
Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89708.