Volvo and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that more than 259,000 American cars must be returned to the brand’s office following the open-air bag issue. The service action affects cars manufactured between 2001 and 2009, and another 200,000 manufactured units from around the world will also be returned to service stations, according to CNBC.
According to the information received, the affected models are the Volvo S80 produced between 2001 and 2006 and the Volvo S60 produced between 2001 and 2009. The problem lies in the driver’s airbag, which can inflate in the event of an accident and cause additional injuries due to dust accumulating inside.
According to the information received, the problematic mechanisms were provided by Autoliv and ZF. According to the information about the affected airbags, more than 460,000 cars from all over the world will be replaced free of charge.