Volvo VHD Recall, Volvo VN Recall, Seat Belt Failures

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     VOLVO VHD     2002-2013
     VOLVO VN     2002-2013
Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V510000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEAT BELTS   
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,496   
2013 Volvo Truck Recall, Failing Seat Belt System

 Volvo is recalling certain model year 2002-2013 VHD and VN trucks, manufactured from August 4, 2000, through June 22, 2012, and equipped with bench passenger seats. The seat belt d-ring weld may not be sufficient enough to meet the seat belt pull test. Therefore, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."   

 In the event of a crash, an insufficient seat belt weld may prevent the seat belt from properly restraining the occupant. This increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

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