2003 Volvo S80 Car

Volvo recalls 54,124 cars over death linked to defective air bag

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Volvo Car USA is recalling as many as 54,124 vehicles after a death was reported related to an airbag defect, according to a filing with United States regulators.

The unit, owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., is recalling 2001-2003 S80 and S60 vehicles sold or registered in the US because the airbag inflator on the driver’s side may explode when activated during a crash, causing serious injury or death, Bloomberg report stated.

Volvo has received and is aware of one reported death related to the condition, the filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The inflator is made by ZF Group, according to the filing. Volvo will notify owners, who can have the airbag replaced for free.

Meanwhile, Ford is recalling 375,000 model year 2013-17 Ford Explorers over the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link that may be fractured.

Some of these vehicles, sold or registered in certain areas of North America states and provinces where corrosion is common, have experienced a fracture of the outboard section of the rear suspension toe link after completion of a prior safety recall repair.

A fracture of a rear toe link significantly diminishes steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

AS regards what to do in rectifying the error, Ford will notify owners, and dealers will complete a torque inspection of the cross-axis ball joint and replace it as necessary.

Affected car owners may contact Ford Customer Service on (866) 436-7332, while Ford’s number for this recall is 20S62.

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