Fire fear sparks recall of 507,000 Volvo cars

Business | Bloomberg 23 Jul 2019

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, which is owned by Geely's (0175) parent China's Zhejiang Geely, is recalling 507,000 vehicles worldwide because of a faulty engine component that, in extreme cases, could result in a fire.

The company said its own "investigations have identified that in very rare cases the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform."

"In the very worst case, there is a possibility that a localized engine bay fire may occur," it said. When asked to provide details of the potential financial impact, Stefan Elfstrom, a spokesman for Volvo Cars, said, "We don't comment on the cost."

The company is keen to fix the faulty vehicles as fast as possible and customers won't incur any costs related to addressing the error, he said.

The cars being recalled were produced in 2014-2019.

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

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