Volvo recalls over 5 lakh cars globally due to fire risk

According to a media report, Volvo has recalled 5,07,000 cars globally due to a risk of fire in the engine bay.

All the affected cars were built between 2014 and 2019 and are powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. The affected models include the S60, S60 Cross Country, S80, S90, V40, V40 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V70, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, XC70 and the XC90.

It is said that the plastic engine intake manifold in the engine bay could melt and ignite a fire. The symptoms could include an odour which is not usually present while driving a car, engine interruption, illumination of the engine warning light, and loss of power. Drivers should then pull over and call Volvo's recovery service. A fix will be carried out in the dealership free of charge. It is also reported that it is safe to drive the car if these symptoms are not present.

Volvo is said to be contacting owners of the affected cars but it is reported that a complete solution to the issue has not been found yet.

Source: Autocar

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