More than 500,000 Volvo cars are being recalled all over the world because of a fire risk in the engine that is caused by a malfunctioning plastic part. According to the car manufacturer, Volvo, only a few rare cases have so far taken place where the part has caused a fire, but the driver should be careful nonetheless.
According to Volvo, in these rare cases, the plastic part in the engine melted and deformed, thus causing a possible engine fire. The cars that have been affected by this problem are the four-cylinder diesel engine models by Volvo. In particular, this includes the 2014-2019 versions of S60, S80, V70, XC70, S60 Cross Country, V60, XC60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC90, V40, and V40 Cross Country.
A spokesman for the company has said that only ‘a few’ fires have actually occurred to date and there have been no injuries so far. Owners of the cars have received letters from Volvo that warn them about the engine fire risk. The owners have been told that it is safe to continue driving the cars, but they should be aware of the issue and the symptoms in the car. The symptoms include a lack of power, the warning light coming on, or an ‘unusual smell’.
Volvo says that as soon as it comes up with a fix, it will get in touch with the owners of the vehicles again. The car company has also released a statement saying, ‘We take this situation very seriously and are working to finalize 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 apologize for the inconvenience caused and are grateful for our customers’ cooperation.’