Volvo recollects 260,000 automobiles for airbag defect linked to 1 dying

Volvo recalls 260,000 cars for airbag defect linked to one death

Drivers, undoubtedly get your airbags changed.


A complete of 259,383 Volvo automobiles are a part of a brand new recall as a consequence of doubtlessly defective airbags. In a discover the Swedish luxurious marque filed with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration on Sept. 30, the model mentioned it must see a gaggle of 2001-2006 S80 sedans and 2001-2009 S60 sedans for this potential drawback.

Particularly, the driver-side airbags might rupture when deployed, as a consequence of defective inflator propellant tablets. If these inflators are uncovered to “elevated moisture ranges and frequent excessive inflator temperatures,” they could start to create mud, which will increase the burn charge and stress within the inflator. This will result in ruptures when the airbag deploys, which may spew shrapnel on the driver. The difficulty is linked to 1 incident that resulted within the dying of a driver, Volvo mentioned.

These airbags don’t come from Takata, although the problem sounds related to those who resulted within the recall of tens of thousands and thousands of automobiles. Volvo recognized the provider as Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen. 

A repair is able to go. Volvo will exchange the driver-side airbags with new items, full with contemporary inflators. Homeowners ought to search for notices touchdown of their mailboxes beginning Nov. 29.

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