Volvo recently announced that it was recalling over 9,000 of its 2010 XC60s, because of potential seat belt defects. Last month, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety conducted a side-impact test to determine which cars would be included in its "Top Safety Pick" awards. Unexpectedly, during the crash test, the driver's seat belt in the Volvo XC60 came undone. A Volvo spokesman reported the seat belt problem had not occurred during their safety tests. However, it was determined that the seat belt failure during the Insurance Institute test was caused by a manufacturer. Notification of this potential defect was sent to dealers as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last Friday. Owners of the 2010 Volvo XC60 will be notified of the defect within the next few weeks.
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