Was created by swelling Auto parts Supplier ZF / TRW, but U.S. Government documents show that the devices do the same for lethal inflators made by Takata.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is reviewing data with Volvo about other vehicles equipped with the Swell and will decide whether to take further action.
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ZF / TRW, which has U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, did not immediately respond to pending messages on Saturday about whether the same Fulalu had been sold to other automakers.
The ZH / TRW blowout that caused the deaths is the only known incident worldwide, the NHTSA said.
The recall includes Volvo S60 and S80 cars from 2001 to 2003 model years. Volvo said it would replace the driver’s airbag for free with customers.
Japanese parts maker Takata used ammonium nitrate for a small explosion to inflate an air bag in a crash. Chemicals can deteriorate over time when there is a possibility of moisture in the air. The blast could have thrown a metal can and shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
At least 26 people have been killed by inflators, including 17 in the United States.
The problem is also caused by the largest series of auto tow recalls in U.S. history, with at least 63 million inflated. U.S. As of September, no more than .1 11.1 million had been earmarked, according to the government. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide.
The NHTSA said on Saturday that ZF / TRW inflators did not use ammonium nitrate to inflate air bags.
Volvo recalls have been made in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marina or North Marina. Saipan) and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Volvo said in documents posted by NHTSA that about 13,800 registration data from the rear car is still in use.
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