Defective ProductsVolvo Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit

If you were injured by a defective Volvo airbag, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.
November 12, 2020
Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals that were injured by defective Volvo airbags.

If you were injured by a defective Volvo airbag, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.

 

Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals that were injured as a result of a faulty airbag in a Volvo car. If you were injured by a defective airbag in a Volvo car, contact our law firm right now to protect your rights.

An airbag defect is an explanation given by Volvo Cars regarding its decision to recall 54,000 cars in the United States. The problem lies with model S80 and S60 vehicles from the company made available to drivers between the years 2001 and 2003. The airbags in these cars have demonstrated a tendency to rupture and send metal fragments throughout the interior. The recall affects cars driven or registered to Americans living mostly in parts of the country that experience high humidity.

The airbag defect has already caused the death of one person in America. The loss of life for the motorist occurred after the inflator for the airbag exploded. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains the ZF/TRW FG2 inflator contained 5AT-148N propellant. The source of the problem seems to be the tendency of the propellant to degrade when exposed to hot and humid environments. This condition can result in the rupture of the airbag upon deployment.

Volvo explained in a document filed with the United States government that the company plans to update the cars with a safer, more modern propellant and inflator. Efforts are now underway to make sure that owners of the vehicle can have the improvements made to their car at no cost to them.

Volvo and the NHTSA first met on the matter in August of 2019. The two entities have engaged in ongoing talks about the dangers posed by the airbags since that time.

The NHTSA says the fatality that happened in America as a result of the airbag ruptures is the only known death from the malfunction in the world. The agency is working with Volvo to gather information about other vehicles that use the same inflator. This information will then become useful at helping the company determine if Volvo needs to make changes in addition to replacing the propellant and inflator used in the airbags.

Injured by a faulty Volvo airbag? – Volvo Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit

If you were injured by a defective Volvo airbag, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.