Volvo in biggest ever recall of cars over seat belt fatigue

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Volvo Cars has said it is recalling nearly 2.2 million cars worldwide to fix a potential seat belt issue. It's the automaker's biggest ever recall.

In Sweden, over 400 000 cars built between 2006 and 2019 are being recalled to address a potential issue with cables attached to the cars front seat belts.

Volvo Cars' press spokesperson Stefan Elfström say they are contacting owners of the affected models, asking them to contact their Volvo retailer to have their cars repaired free of charge.

"This includes cars from a previous generation of Volvo models. We have no reports of accidents or injuries. This is a preventive measure to avoid future problems," Elström tells Swedish Radio News.

Stefan Elfström says the problem is connected to a steel wire.

"The front seat belts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, which is the problem. We have seen that this wire can be subject to wear under special conditions, which can cause a problem. This is a very rare problem," he tells Swedish Radio.

The carmaker which still has factories in Sweden, is now owned by China's Geely.

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