Volvo recalls 1,000 XC90 models for seat belt retractor

Jun 20, 2017 | Same topic: Up-to-date consumer reports
More than 1,000 XC90s will be recalled across the US.
Volvo has always been proud of producing some of world’s safest cars on the road, including the Volvo XC90 with a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and an IIHS Top Safety Pick award. However, the car is still subject to the occasional safety recall.
 
Front view of the Volvo XC90

The XC90 is still subject to the occasional safety recall

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According to NHTSA, the cause for this recall is related to a micro gas generator (MGG), a small component part used within the right-hand-side seat belt retractor for the third-row seats. This subcomponent might come lose and become a projectile during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
 
interior of the Volvo XC90

The cause for this recall related to a micro gas generator (MGG)

In the US, the Swedish automaker is recalling 1,305 units of XC90 luxury SUV in the 2017 model year so that dealerships can deal with this fault. To be specific, vehicles affected will be replaced the third-row passenger’s side seat belt retractor and certainly, it’s gratis. The recall is expected to begin on August 7.

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In the US, Volvo sold out 2,363 units of XC90 last month and over 32,000 units last year, as reported. Therefore, the affected range of vehicles in this market is quite small. But, recall information in other markets hasn’t been revealed yet.