Volvo is known for its production of the first three-point seat belt in the late 1950's which was patented to be openly available to other companies in the interest of public safety.
Now, the Swedish automaker is recalling 74,000 cars for seat belt defect. This includes models from 2016 or 2017 in the U.S. After all, we are all humans and tend to make mistakes, Volvo is no exception.
The recall includes S60, S90, V60, XC60, and XC90, which is indeed most of the lineup from Volvo. Also, another 5,000 is being recalled in Canada.
The issue of the seat belt defect on Volvo cars is that of a single pin. The pin which helps connect the seat belt buckle may reduce the seat belt operation or even the efficiency in case of a collision.
As of now no injuries have been reported based on this problem. Seat belts play a pivotal role in the safety of the passengers, Volvo is not taking a chance and wants to rectify it immediately.
The company has already sent out notifications on October 28, 2016. Owners of the affected cars should not take much time as all it needs is to swap the part.
The company said it might take just two minutes to change the part and they expect very few will need any repair.
It has been reported that most of the cars are still at the dealership and in the manufacturer's inventory.
The dealers and the automaker have started to check these vehicles before it goes on for a sale.