The 2000-08 Volvo V70 and XC70 are the latest models to be affected by the company’s airbag recalls.
“The driver’s airbag inflator may rupture in the event of airbag deployment in the event of a crash,” the company says in its recall notice.
“In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or death.”
Although very similar to the Takata airbag recall, the airbags installed in these Volvo vehicles were sourced from Swedish-based AutoLiv and German supplier ZF, according to documents filed with the NHTSA in the US.
- A total of 6362 vehicles are affected
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
The company is contacting affected owners.
You’ll need to schedule an appointment at a Volvo dealer to have the driver’s airbag replaced, free of charge.
If you have any questions, you can contact Volvo’s customer relations team on 1300 787 802.