Volvo Australia has issued a recall of seven car models, which affects around 25,000 cars.

The recall has been undertaken due to a seat belt defect which may result in the safety harness not restraining passengers.

Authorities also said that it could result  in an “increased risk of serious injury or death in the event of an accident.”

The 24,977 vehicles were sold from Jun 1, 2006, to August 1, 2019.

The models affected by the recall are:

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

Product Safety Australia  said “The flexible steel cable connected to the seat belts on the outboard side of the front seats may fatigue and separate from the seat belt, resulting in the seat belt not restraining the occupant properly.’

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“If the occupant is not properly restrained, there is an increased risk of serious injury or death in the event of an accident.”

If you are affected, “Volvo will contact affected owners in writing to advise that replacement parts are not expected to be available until after October 2020 and how to secure the front seat belt while waiting for parts to arrive. When parts become available, affected owners should book their vehicle in to have the seat belt fasteners replaced,” Product Safety Australia revealed.