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IrelandOver 5,000 Volvo cars in Ireland recalled over engine fire risk

16:45  22 july  2019
16:45  22 july  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Over 5,000 Volvo cars in Ireland recalled over engine fire risk © Fiona Hanson Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk (Fiona Hanson/PA) VOLVO HAS ANNOUNCED that it is recalling over 5,000 cars in Ireland after an investigation discovered a faulty engine component which could cause a fire in certain models.

The Swedish car manufacturer issued the recall for Volvo cars of years 2014-2019 with a 2-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine.

The models affected by this recall are the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.

A spokesperson for Volvo said the scope of the recall is 507,000 cars globally, of which 5,200 are in Ireland.

Over 5,000 Volvo cars in Ireland recalled over engine fire risk © Benjamin Gorczyca One of the Volvo models that has been recalled due to a fire risk (Benjamin Gorczyca/PA) The investigation identified that “in very rare cases” the plastic intake manifold may melt and deform.

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Swedish carmaker Volvo is to recall more than a million vehicles worldwide because some of the components in the motor are at risk of In the worst-case scenario, the problem could lead to engines catching fire , the spokesman said. However, Volvo has not received any complaints of this happening.

Volvo Cars , which is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL], is voluntarily recalling about 200, 000 cars after it About 219, 000 cars of 11 different models produced in 2015 and 2016 had been affected, the Swedish company said, with the highest number of impacted cars in

“In the very worst case, there is a possibility that a localised engine bat fire may occur,” a spokesperson said.

It said it is now contacting all potentially affected customers by letter informing them of the potential issue and what to pay attention to in terms of engine operation.

Over 5,000 Volvo cars in Ireland recalled over engine fire risk © Shutterstock Joerg Huettenhoelscher We ask that customers that notice any unusual engine operation including, but not limited to the engine management light being lit, engine interruption or lack of power contacts their local Volvo retailer and that if they identify any unusual smell stop safely and contact Volvo Assistance or their recovery agent.

Volvo added that it has had no reports of accidents or personal injuries.

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