Volvo recall: 500,000 cars recalled due to reported fire risk – is yours affected?07/24/2019
Volvo has issued a recall of around half a million cars globally due to a possible risk of fire. The recall is said to affect just under 70,000 (69,616) UK cars. Affected models are the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90. Cars affected are those with a four-cylinder diesel engine built between 2014 and 2019. The recall relates to a fault which could cause an engine fault.
In a statement, Volvo 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. 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.”
“There are no reports of damage or injuries related to this issue. Volvo is proactively recalling these cars as a preventative measure to avoid any problems in the future.”
The carmaker is issuing letters to any affected driver while it looks for a fix.
Volvo has added that if the car is not showing any of the symptoms outlined in the letter then it is still safe to use.
A company statement added: “The safety and continued satisfaction of our customers are very important to us. We take this situation very seriously and are working to finalise a fix for the cars.
“In the meantime, it is important we make customers aware of this potential issue so they are able to react accordingly should any symptoms indicating an issue occur.”
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