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Recall 16V798000

Front Passenger Seat Belt Buckle Separates And Does Not Secure Occupant

Recall Details

The front passenger seat belt buckle may separate from the buckle bracket, resulting in the passenger not being properly secured in an accident. Dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud and replace the seat belt buckle as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front passenger seat belt buckle may separate from the buckle bracket. This would make the passenger not properly restrained in an accident, and could lead to injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volvo must be performed by a Volvo dealership. Volvo will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volvo dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 02, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 02, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
74,027
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V798000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles manufactured February 16, 2015, to August 22, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, 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."
Consequence
If the seat belt buckle separates from the bracket, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
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 began January 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89708.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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