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Volvo Recalls 54,000 Cars on Reported Death Linked to Air Bag

Volvo Cars At A Dealership After Geely Buyout

Photographer: Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg

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 U.S. regulators.

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