Volvo Recalls 460K Cars After Fatality From Airbag Rupture
Volvo announced it is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles that potentially could have faulty airbags that could be fatal in the event of a crash.
The automaker announced that it is recalling 460,769 older model cars, more than 250,000 of which were sold in the US, that could be potentially deadly if a driver crashes.
The faulty airbags have led to at least one fatality, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Vehicles subject to recall include S80 models produced between May 2000 and 2006 and S60 between 2001 and March 2009.
“In the event of a crash where the driver airbag is activated, fragments of the inflator inside the airbag may, in certain cases, project out and in worst case strike you, potentially resulting in serious injury or death,” Volvo announced.
To correct the problem, Volvo announced that owners of the recalled vehicles can have the driver’s side airbag replaced at no cost. Those impacted by the recall are expected to be notified in the next month to fix the vehicles.