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Volvo Announces Massive Recall For Engine Trouble

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Volvo Cars issued a recall for 507,000 vehicles worldwide, citing a risk of fire due to a faulty engine component.

The Swedish automaker reportedly said it has received reports of a small number of cars catching fire, but no one has been injured.

The recall could affect certain vehicles produced during the period from 2014 to 2019 and having two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines. The affected models include the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90 vehicles.

According to reports, the automaker said its investigations identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform. This could result in a localized engine bay fire in the most extreme cases.

Volvo Cars will be sending letters to the affected customers, asking them to contact their local retailers for taking corrective action.

The company said the cars were safe to drive if they did not show symptoms indicating a problem, such as engine warning light illuminating, engine interruption or lack of power, or an unusual smell, reports said.

The company intends to fix the faulty vehicles as soon as possible without charging the customers.

Volvo Cars had reported sales of more than 642,200 cars in 2018. The company has been under the ownership of Zhejiang Geely Holding of China since 2010.

Volvo Cars' main car production plants are located in Sweden, Belgium, U.S. and China, while the engines are manufactured in Sweden and China. Body components are also made in Sweden.

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