Volvo Car USA is recalling 461,00 model year 2001-2006 S80s and model year 2001-2009 S60s – 259,383 of them in the U.S.
The driver's airbag inflator may explode during deployment, due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling.
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
What to do
Dealers will replace the driver's airbag free of charge.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 29, 2021.
Owners may contact Volvo customer service at (800) 458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R10125.