Volvo recalling 460K vehicles after death from airbag rupture

Volvo is recalling more than 460,000 vehicles globally because of faulty airbag inflators, which after prolonged exposure to heat and humidity could pose a mortal danger when activated.

“The driver’s air bag inflator may explode during deployment,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a letter on the recall Monday. “An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.”