More than half a million Volvo’s are being recalled worldwide. including almost fifty thousand vehicles in Australia alone. The recall relates to a fire risk in the engine.
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A plastic part in the engine has, in rare cases, been liable to melt and deform, resulting in a possible engine fire.
The plastic piece of the inlet is reported to melt and or deform and in extreme cases has been known to catch alight, potentially burning your Volvo to the ground. The replacement part also appear to be made of plastic, one would assume a plastic that is rated to a higher temperature rating .
The affected models have four-cylinder diesel engines and are 2014-2019 versions of the following cars: S80, S60, V70, XC70, S60 Cross Country, V60, XC60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC90, V40 and V40 Cross Country.
Volvo is claiming no one has been injured by this fault but a recalling a record number of vehicles globally to rectify the fault. If you own any of the vehicles listed above it is advised that you check with the Volvo Dealership if your vehicle is covered in this recall.
This repair will not cost you anything even if your vehicle has expired its manufacturers warranty. If this fault shows up at any point during rutine maintenance in the future it will till be covered by the recall so be sure not to approve repairs for this through a private repairer as this is something the dealership will do for you free of charge.
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