If you own a Volvo made in the early 2000s, you are going to want to take note of the latest recall.  This recall affects the airbags of some vehicles and, in an accident, could cause fatal injuries.

Almost a half million Volvo cars are being recalled due to a component that fails as part of the air bag system.

That failure can cause metal parts to rupture and cause fragments to strike the driver which has already resulted in a fatality according to a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by Volvo.

Volvo stated in the letter that:

"The driver's air bag inflator may explode during deployment, due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling."

The recall is mainly effecting older Volvo car models. The models effected by this current recall are select 2001-2009 Volvo S60s, and 2001-2006 Volvo S80s.

Volvo is encouraging owners of these models to contact their nearest Volvo dealer. Dealers will replace the driver's air bag, free of charge. The Volvo's number for this recall is R10125.

Owner notification mailed letters are expected to begin arriving late next month, November 2021.

If you are an owners of one of the models mentioned you may contact Volvo Car customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R10125.

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore

The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

You know there is just something about using our free radio station app that makes life easier. The B98.5 app makes it easy to request a song, message the DJs on the air, even enter contests that are available on the app only. You can also stay current with news and happeings around town. To be “in the know" turn on the push notifications for exclusive content and local breaking news. It’s the best way to hear about breaking news first. Stay connected to B98.5 for FREE with our B98.5 app. It’s a FREE download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Check it out, tell your friends and family and stay connected with us!

B98.5 logo
Get our free mobile app

More From B98.5