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Recall 09V445000

The Driver's Seat Belt May Not Hold

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2009
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

In the event of a crash, the driver's seat belt may not hold, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall The driver's seat belt could fail without warning. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The driver's seat side cover panel may come loose in the event of a side impact, causing the driver's seat belt not to restrain the driver as designed. Failure to properly restrain the driver would increase the driver's risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will modify the inside of the driver's seat side cover panel to correct this issue. The recall is expected to begin by December 22, 2009. 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 22, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V445000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,438

Summary: VOLVO IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. THE DRIVER'S SEAT SIDE COVER PANEL (SEAT CONTROL PANEL) IN CERTAIN DRIVER'S SIDE IMPACTS MAY RELEASE THE ATTACHMENT OF THE SEATBELT TO THE SEAT FRAME.

Consequence: SHOULD THIS CONDITION OCCUR IN A CRASH THE SEATBELT MAY FAIL TO PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE INSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT SIDE COVER PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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