Volvo Recall 507,000 Vehicles Due To “Fire Risk”

Volvo has recalled 507,000 vehicles globally due to a faulty engine component, which may catch fire in certain cases.

Volvo had a previous recall in January 2019 with 219,000 vehicles recalled globally. This was also due to a faulty component resulting in fuel leaks from cracked fuel lines giving a potential fire risk.

69,616 of the vehicles affected by the latest safety recall were in the UK.

Cars affected: S60, S80, S90, V40, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90s produced between 2014 and 2019.

An official statement issued by the brand today 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.”

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