Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million vehicles worldwide because of a faulty engine part that may in extreme cases cause a fire, AP has reported.
The Swedish carmaker said on Monday July 22nd that the affected vehicles are two-litre, four-cylinder diesel-engined cars manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in the following models: S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.
Volvo said the engine inlet manifold is made of plastic, which could melt due to temperature changes. Spokesperson Stefan Elfstrom told Swedish news agency TT the company has noticed in its investigations that "it has led to a car fire in a few cases." There have been no reports of injuries or accidents linked to the fault.
Volvo Cars has been owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group since 2010.