The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the following:
Driver’s Air Bag Inflator May Explode
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V766000
Manufacturer Volvo Car USA, LLC
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 259,383
Volvo Car USA, LLC (Volvo Car) is recalling certain 2001-2006 S80 and 2001-2009 S60 vehicles. The driver’s air bag inflator may explode during deployment, due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
Dealers will replace the driver’s air bag, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 29, 2021. Owners may contact Volvo Car customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R10125.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.