Volvo Cars said on Wednesday it is collecting about 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventative measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to front seat belts could be weakened.
The front seat belts are anchored to the car through this steel cable, swedish public radio spokesman Stefan Elfstrom told Swedish public radio. “We have seen that this wire may be subject to wear in special conditions,” reducing seat belt protection, he said, adding that “this is a very rare problem.”
Volvo said the recall, which is the largest ever for the brand, “is a preventive safety recall to avoid future problems.”
The Swedish automaker said the affected models are Volvo S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 och S80L manufactured between 2006 and 2019. No current models are included in the recall.
There were no reports of injuries or accidents linked to the failure. Volvo Cars has been owned by the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group since 2010.