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Volvo issues global recall for 507,000 vehicles with 'fire risk' fault

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Volvo has issued a global recall for 507,000 vehicles fitted with a faulty engine component which may catch fire in certain cases.

The recall is the Swedish premium brand’s second of 2019 following a January action to remedy 219,000 vehicles – 30,000 in the UK – another faulty component which could result in fuel leaks from cracked fuel lines an another potential fire risk.

A spokesman for Volvo Cars UK told AM this morning (July 22) that 69,616 of the vehicles affected by the latest safety recall were in the UK, with warranty work set to be completed by the franchised retail network.

The cars being recalled are S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90s produced between 2014 and 2019 which are equipped with a two-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine

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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