Volvo recalls 260,000 cars for airbag flaw connected to one fatality
The airbags in these cars and trucks do not originate from Takata, but the issue sounds comparable to the troubles that plague the notorious inflators.
An overall of 259,383 Volvo cars is part of a brand-new recall due to possibly malfunctioning airbags.
In a notification the Swedish high-end marque filed with the National Freeway Traffic Safety And Security Management on Sept. 30, the brand claimed it needs to see a group of 2001-2006 Volvo S80 sedans and also 2001-2009 Volvo S60 cars for this possible problem.
Especially, the driver-side airbags may rupture when released, because of faulty inflator propellant tablet computers.
If these inflators are revealed to “raised dampness degrees and also constant high inflator temperatures,” they may begin to create dirt, which boosts the shed rate and also stress in the inflator.
This can cause ruptures when the airbag releases, which can spew shrapnel at the chauffeur.
The problem is connected to one incident that led to the death of a chauffeur, Volvo said.
These airbags do not originate from Takata, even though the problem appears similar to those that caused the recall of tens of countless cars.
Volvo determined the vendor as Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen.
A solution is ready to go. Volvo recalls and replaces the driver-side airbags with new devices, complete with fresh inflators.
Owners must try to find notifications landing in their mailboxes starting Nov. 29.