Volvo has issued recalls for 2016 and 2017 models of the S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90. According to Auto News, those vehicles may have a problem with their seat belts that could prevent them from restraining occupants properly during collisions.
The problem component is the seat belt buckle, which has a connecting pin that may not work properly in a crash. That, in turn, could keep the belt from protecting passengers.
That's a fairly serious problem, but Volvo notes that it's received no reports of buckle failures from owners. The recall affects roughly 74,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. and another 5,000 in Canada, some of which are still in dealer inventories.
Recall notices were mailed to owners on October 28. Owners have been asked to take their vehicles to Volvo dealers, who will inspect the buckles and replace them if necessary. Volvo has said that the repair takes only a couple of minutes.
If you own one of these vehicles and have further questions, you're encouraged to call Volvo customer service at 1 (800) 550-5658.