WASHINGTON — Volvo is recalling 306,782 older models globally for potentially defective driver-side airbags after a rupture incident resulted in a death.
The recall affects certain V70 and XC70 vehicles from the 2001 to 2008 model years. No 2008 model-year vehicles in the U.S. are affected, Volvo said.
The latest recall comes after Volvo this month said it was recalling more than 460,000 older models globally for potentially defective driver-side airbags that have been linked to the one death. The affected vehicles in the early October recall are the S80 sedan from the 2001-06 model years and the S60 sedan from the 2001-09 model years.
With the expanded scope, Volvo said the total number of vehicles being recalled globally is 767,551.
"We are continuing to perform extensive investigations to determine whether other cars might be at risk," Volvo spokesman Thomas McIntyre Schultz said in a statement to Automotive News. "The issue only affects cars from a previous product generation. No cars in our current lineup are affected by this."