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Fire Risk Forces Volvo To Recall Over 500,000 Cars Worldwide


07/23/2019


Fire Risk Forces Volvo To Recall Over 500,000 Cars Worldwide
Global auto maker Volvo is set to recall more than 500,000 of its vehicles throughout the world due to a risk of firer in the engines of the vehicles. The recall will include about 70,000 vehicles in the United Kingdom alone.
 
Explaining the fault that has compelled the auto maker to recall the vehicles, Volvo said that it had detected the chance, although very rare, of a plastic part in the engine being susceptible to melt down deform which could result in a potential fire in the engines.
 
The fault have been found in the models that are equipped with four-cylinder diesel engines and are 2014-2019 versions of the following cars: S80, S60, V70, XC70, S60 Cross Country, V60, XC60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC90, V40 and V40 Cross Country.
 
So far, there has been just a few incidents of such engine fires to date and there has been no injuries because of those fires, a spokesman for Volvo told the media.
 
Those car owners who cars could be affected by the fire have been informed of the situation by the company through letters. The company has also informed the owners and drivers that there is no immanent danger of fires and they can safely continue to use their vehicle. The company however also issued a word of caution saying that the owners or divers of the identified vehicles need to be aware of the potential problem and its “symptoms” in the car. Such symptoms exhibited by a car would be a loss of engine power. In such cases the drivers should be alert about the flashing of the engine warning light if it comes on.
 
The car maker said that the owners of the affected cars would be again contacted faster the company sets a date for a fix to the problem.
 
“We take this situation very seriously and are working to finalise a fix for the cars. 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 said in a statement.
 
In January this year, about 30,000 diesel vehicles were recalled by the Chinese-owned, Swedish-based Volvo over alleged problem in the fuel line of the vehicles which could have resulted in possible cracks and potential fires in the vehicles.
 
A fire risk has forced the recall of 235,000 Zafira cars for a third time this year by the British manufacturer Vauxhall. The cars were recalled in two stages in 2015 and 2016 after there was criticism of the company following about cases of about 300 instances of fire.
 
(Source:www.theguardian.com)


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