DETROIT (AP) – Volvo is recalling about 74,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the front passenger seat belt may not hold people in a crash.
The recall covers certain S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
Volvo says in government documents that a buckle stud can come loose, allowing the buckle to separate from a bracket. If that happens, the belt may not hold the front passenger in a crash.
Dealers will replace the buckle if needed at no cost to owners starting Dec. 12.
Volvo began investigating the problem after getting reports of buckle failures starting in August. It traced the trouble to cars made from Feb. 16, 2015, to Aug. 22, 2016.
No reports of injuries were listed in the documents Wednesday.
At the same time as Volvo announced recalls Mitsubishi is also recalling two SUV models to fix problems that could cause the windshield wipers to malfunction.
The first recall covers about 100,000 Outlanders from the 2007 to 2013 model years. Mitsubishi says water can get between the hood and windshield and cause a ball joint to rust. That can knock out the wipers. Dealers will replace a rubber boot on the joint to keep water out.
The second recall affects about 95,000 Outlander Sport models from 2011 to 2015. Water also can get between the hood and windshield, causing the wiper motor to rust and possibly fail. Dealers will replace the motor at no cost to owners.
Mitsubishi didn’t list a starting date for either recall posted Thursday.