The car giant Volvo recalls several hundred thousand cars worldwide because of the danger of fire in the engine. In Norway, 9,200 cars are recalled.
The fault concerns possible overheating in the engine, which causes the engine to lose power, stop, or in the worst case scenario, catches fire, writes Dinside.
“Volvo Cars’ investigations have shown that, in very rare cases, the intake pipe of the engine, which is made of plastic, can melt and deform. In the utmost consequence, there is a possibility that a local fire can occur in the engine room, but this is very rare,” says communications manager Erik Trosby in Volvo Car Norway.
Trosby emphasizes that the recall is a preventive measure, and he says the car company has people’s security as its highest priority.
The 9,219 cars that are recalled in Norway are cars from 2014 to 2019, and include models such as the V40 / V40CC, V70 and S80. All the current models have a four-cylinder diesel engine.
The owners of these cars are contacted and will have the fault rectified by their respective dealer, says Trosby, who adds that start-up of the repair will take place in the fall.
In total, the recall applies to 507,000 cars worldwide.
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