Volvo is recalling approximately 259,000 model-year 2001-09 S60 sedans and model-year 2001-06 S80 sedans due to faulty airbags. The propellant used to inflate the driver-side airbag could degrade over time if exposed to high temperatures and humidity, causing the airbag’s inflator to rupture during deployment, spraying metal pieces at the vehicle’s occupants, and increasing the risk of injury.
Volvo will begin notifying owners on Nov. 29. Owners can call 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-side 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.