Volvo recalls 70,000 UK cars over fire fears

Volvo is recalling 507,000 cars globally, including 69,616 examples in the UK, over fears that an engine component could catch fire...

Volvo recalls over 500,000 cars due to fire risk

Owners of Volvo cars fitted with the Swedish manufacturer's popular 2.0-litre diesel engine are being contacted about a vehicle recall. The notice, which applies to models built between 2014 and 2019, concerns a plastic inlet manifold on the engine that could melt and, in extreme cases, catch fire. 

The recall applies to a variety of models including the V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross CountryV70, XC60XC70 and XC90.

Volvo says it is contacting the owners of affected models by letter to warn them of this issue. Symptoms include an unusual smell coming through to the interior, the engine warning light coming on and a lack of power or engine hesitation.

A fix to the problem is still in the process of being finalised, but Volvo has said that "provided your car is not showing any of the symptoms outlined in the letter, there is no reason for your car to be taken off the road and it is safe to continue to use your car".

What should I do if my Volvo is affected?

The present advice to owners is that if you are driving one of the affected models and you do notice any of the symptoms described above, "stop safely and contact Volvo On-Call, Volvo Assistance (0800 777 116) or your recovery agent for your car to be recovered to a local Volvo retailer".

When a solution to this issue has been found, the owners of affected vehicles will be sent a second letter advising them to book their car into a Volvo dealer for the necessary recall work to be carried out free of charge.

Any owner who is worried about this and would like further information is advised to contact Volvo on 01628 854 210.

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