That is the Volvo brand on a wheel on a 2019 S90 T6 AWD Inscription car on show on the 2019 Pittsburgh Worldwide Auto Present in Pittsburgh Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Volvo is recalling almost 260,000 older vehicles within the U.S. as a result of the entrance driver’s air bag can explode and ship shrapnel into the cabin. The recall is along with one from November of 2020, which was accomplished after an unidentified U.S. driver was killed.
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DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling one other 195,000 autos within the U.S. as a result of the entrance driver’s air baggage may explode and ship shrapnel into the cabin.
It is the corporate’s third U.S. recall for the difficulty with air bag inflators made by provider ZF/TRW. It stems from the loss of life of an unidentified U.S. driver. In all, the remembers cowl almost 768,000 older autos worldwide, in line with Volvo.
The newest recall posted Thursday by U.S. security regulators covers XC70 and V70 wagons from the 2001 by 2007 mannequin years that had been constructed from Feb. 22, 2000 by Might 4, 2007.
The issue is much like widespread hassle with air bag inflators made by bankrupt Japanese air bag maker Takata. The firm used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the air baggage. However the chemical can deteriorate over time when uncovered to excessive warmth and humidity and burn too quick, blowing aside a metallic canister.
A minimum of 19 individuals within the U.S. and 28 worldwide have been killed by exploding Takata inflators. Greater than 400 have been injured within the U.S.
The Volvo inflators don’t use ammonium nitrate, however the propellant can nonetheless deteriorate when uncovered to excessive warmth and humidity, in line with paperwork posted Thursday by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
Volvo stated within the paperwork that the fatality is the one inflator rupture case that it is aware of of.
ZF/TRW stated the inflators weren’t bought to another automakers within the U.S. The corporate’s U.S. headquarters is in Livonia, Michigan, close to Detroit.
Earlier this month Volvo recalled almost 260,000 older vehicles within the U.S. for the similar downside. That was along with a recall from November of 2020.
Volvo stated Thursday that it’ll contact homeowners of all of the recalled vehicles and inform them how one can get the autos repaired.
Sellers will substitute the driving force’s air bag “with a contemporary state-of-the-art propellant/inflator,” the Volvo paperwork say. Homeowners within the newest U.S. recall will likely be notified by letter beginning Dec. 14.