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Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash.

The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said.

Nichols said the issue is caused by a connecting pin in the seat belt buckle, which could cause the seat belt to work inadequately during a crash. He said the move is “mainly precautionary,” as no incidents have been reported.

He said Volvo sent out a recall notice on Oct. 28. Volvo dealers have been instructed to inspect each of the impacted vehicles before selling them, Nichols said. He said each vehicle in inventory already has been inspected. Volvo owners will be instructed to bring their vehicles in to a dealership for an inspection, which Nichols described as a “pretty in-and-out procedure” that would take no more than a couple minutes to perform. Dealers will replace the affected part if necessary.

The same issue also led to the recall of 5,000 Volvo vehicles in Canada.
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