Oct. 8, 2021—Volvo is recalling more than 460,000 vehicles worldwide over a defective airbag that could break into metal shrapnel and hit drivers in the case of an accident.
The automaker informed the NHTSA this week has identified an issue with its airbag inflators and are recalling certain S60 and S80 sedans made from May 2000 through March 2009, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Around 260,000 of the affected units are in the U.S.
In its safety recall report submitted to the NHTSA, Volvo said it is aware of one rupture incident related to the defect. That incident resulted in one death.