Volvo recalls 25,000 vehicles over deadly seatbelt concerns

RACQ has urged Volvo owners check their vehicles immediately after almost 25,000 cars were recalled by the manufacturer for a seatbelt issue which could result in death.

The recall was issued for seven Volvo models available for sale from 2006 to 2019, as the front seatbelt fasteners could separate resulting in the occupant not being not restrained properly.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said Volvo would be in contact with affected owners with instructions on how to secure the seatbelt until replacement parts were available after October 2020.

“If you have one of these vehicles, it’s important you take this recall seriously, because if a person becomes unrestrained in a crash it could result in serious injury or death,” Ms Smith said.

“When parts become available, affected owners should book their vehicle in to have the seatbelt fasteners replaced.”

The models affected by the recall are:

  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo S80
  • Volvo V60
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country
  • Volvo V70
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC70.