Volvo Cars is reviewing 460,769 more established model vehicles worldwide due to defective airbags that could be dangerous in case of an accident.
The issue happens when the airbag is enacted in view of an accident. Sections of the inflator inside the airbag may, in specific cases, project out and in a most pessimistic scenario strike you, conceivably bringing about genuine injury or demise, the organization told U.S. security controllers.
Geely-claimed Volvo, which as of late affirmed intends to open up to the world, knows about one crack occurrence that brought about a casualty because of the issue, as indicated by archives recorded with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicles affected are more established model Volvos. They incorporate the 2001-2006 S80 and 2001-2009 S60. The vehicles were created between May 2000 and March 2009.
The greater part of the vehicles – 259,383 – were sold in the U.S.
Volvo said the issue happens over the long run if the airbag inflator force tablets are exposed to raised dampness levels and continuous high inflator temperatures. The tablets can begin to rot and frame dust particles, which increment the strain and “consume rate” of the gadgets. Those elements could make the inflator crack and shower metal pieces at tenants.
“In the event of a crash where the driver airbag is activated, fragments of the inflator inside the airbag may, in certain cases, project out and in worst case strike you, potentially resulting in serious injury or death,” according to Volvo.
To fix the issue, the organization will supplant the driver airbag at no charge to the client. It intends to advise affected proprietors when one month from now to fix the vehicles.
Volvo didn’t reveal a normal expense to supplant the airbags, which can be costly. An enormous review of 67 million airbags from Japanese auto provider Takata cost the car business billions of dollars and made the organization petition for financial protection.
The airbag parts in the Volvo vehicles were provided by Sweden-based AutoLiv and German auto provider ZF, as per archives recorded with the NHTSA.
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