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Volvo recalls nearly 70,000 UK cars following engine fire risk

Investigations by Volvo Cars has identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on certain models.

The recall affects 69,616 cars in the UK

The recall affects 69,616 cars in the UK

The issue affects 69,616 cars in the UK, out of a total of 507,353 globally.

Specific models affected include the 2014-2019-built: S60, S80, and S90 saloons; V40, V60, V70, and V90 estates; and XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs fitted with 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engines.

In the most extreme cases, there is a possibility that a localised engine bay fire may occur.

“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 apologise for the inconvenience caused and are grateful for our customers’ cooperation,” a spokesperson for the company said.

Volvo is working to contact all affected customers, while the work should be completed free of charge.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.