Volvo recalls 70,000 cars

Volvo recalls 70,000 cars

Volvo is recalling about 70,000 cars in the UK over fears they could catch fire. The affected models include the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.

Volvo says about half a million vehicles worldwide could be affected, and all owners are being contacted.

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. 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.'

Volvo does not yet have a fix.

It continued, '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.

'Symptoms include, but are not limited to, the engine management light being lit, engine interruption or lack of power. Provided that the customer's car is not showing any symptoms indicating an issue, the car is safe to drive.'

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