Volvo Recalls Tens of Thousands of Vehicles After Defect-Related Death

Volvo is recalling approximately 54,000 vehicles after a driver was killed by an airbag defect in one of the company’s automobile models. reports that the models subject to recall include 2001-2003 model S80 and S60. The vehicles are being recalled because they were manufactured with airbags that can rupture, ejecting dangerous metal shrapnel that can injure or kill. The report indicates that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed over the weekend that a person in the United States was killed by one of the defective airbags.

The Volvo recall comes after tens of millions of Takata airbags were recalled during recent years for a similar reason. Particularly susceptible to failure are airbags in vehicles that were sold or registered in humid areas.

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