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Volvo recalls model year 2001-2007 V70s and XC70s

The driver-side airbag inflator may explode

Volvo XC70 vehicle
Photo source: Volvo
Volvo Cars USA is recalling 194,546 model year 2001-2007 V70s and XC70s.

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 on December 14, 2021.

Owners may contact Volvo customer service at (800) 458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R10136.

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