Personal Injury Risks, Child Safety Concerns Behind Volvo’s Latest Recall

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Volvo is recalling seven models over personal injury risks tied to their seat belts, news outlets have reported. The recall impacts sedans, SUVs, and wagons that could make it hard for drivers to secure a child safety seat. 

According to the recall documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impacted vehicles come with defective automatic locking retractors (ALR). These components are designed to lock the seat belt in place so that the car safety seat can be properly installed. However, the impacted cars have retractors that can fail during a crash, failing to hold the car seat in place. Because this can increase the risk of personal injury involving a child, we urge Seattle car owners affected by this recall to heed the manufacturer’s instructions.  

Faulty Parts Produced By Troubled Parts Maker, Associated With Other Personal Injury Recalls

According to news outlets, this isn’t the first time the parts maker Autolive is associated with auto recalls. 

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, and other automakers announced recalls associated with defective parts produced by the same company responsible for Volvo’s defective ALRs. Thankfully, recalls are being announced promptly after automakers learn about the issues. This helps to protect drivers and their passengers from harm. 

Volvo To Contact Owners In Late October

Impacted models include the 2021 Volvo XC40 and XC40 Recharge, the V60 CC, V90 and V90 CC, and XC90 as well as the 2021 and 2022 Volvo V60, XC60, and S60.   

So far, Volvo hasn’t learned of any accidents or injuries associated with this recall.   

Car owners should receive a notification in the mail after October 31st. Dealers should inspect and replace defective seat belt assemblies as necessary. Car owners owe nothing for the recall-related repairs. 

If you own one of the recalled models and would like to know more, you can contact Volvo’s customer service at 800-458-1552 or visit the NHTSA’s website to look for any other information you may need. By plugging your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into the NHTSA’s website, you can check for any open recalls. 

For more on this recall, follow this link to read the full report.