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Volvo recalls nearly 70,000 cars in UK over fire risk linked to engine problem

Volvo recalls nearly 70,000 cars in UK over fire risk linked to engine problem

  • Volve says plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on some models
  • Models affected are vehicles dated 2014-2019 with four-cylinder diesel engines
  • Company says extreme cases bring the possibility of a localised engine bay fire
  • Issue affects 69,616 cars in UK and Volvo is contacting all affected customers 

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in Britain are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said today.

The company said the plastic engine intake manifold on some models dating from 2014 to 2019 with four-cylinder diesel engines may melt and deform.

It has warned that this could result in an engine bay fire in ‘extreme cases’ and has therefore recalled 507,000 vehicles worldwide, including 69,616 in the UK.

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem

The company – based in Gothenburg, Sweden, but owned by the Geely Holding Group in Zhejiang, China – said it has had no reports of accidents or injuries.

The cars being recalled are the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.

Which Volvo cars are being recalled? 

The following models made between 2014 and 2019 with four-cylinder diesel engines are being recalled:

  • S60
  • S80
  • S90
  • V40
  • V60
  • V70
  • V90
  • XC60
  • XC90

A Volvo spokesman said: ‘Investigations by Volvo Cars have identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on certain model year 2014-2019 vehicles with four-cylinder diesel engines.

‘In the most extreme cases, there is a possibility that a localised engine bay fire may occur. The issue affects 69,616 cars in the UK. 

‘Volvo is contacting all affected customers. We are taking full responsibility to ensure the highest quality and safety standards of our cars.

‘We will do our utmost to perform this action without any unnecessary inconvenience to our customers, and we apologise for the inconvenience caused and are grateful for our customers’ cooperation.’

South Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have issued product recalls for nearly 2.4million vehicles over fire and engine failure problems since September 2015.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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