Volvo is recalling approximately 194,546 model-year 2001-07 V70 and XC70 wagons due to airbag issues. The driver’s airbag inflator may explode during deployment as a result of propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high humidity and temperatures, possibly causing sharp metal fragments to strike the driver and other occupants and increasing the risk of injury.
Volvo is expected to begin mailing owner notification letters on Dec. 14. Owners may contact the automaker at 800-458-1552 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the driver’s airbag.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.