Volvo recalls more than 500,000 cars
Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch fire.
The luxury carmaker revealed the affected cars are two-litre, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in the following models: S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.
Volvo said the engine inlet manifold is made of plastic and could melt due to temperature changes.
“We take this situation very seriously and are working to finalise a fix for the cars," said Volvo in a statement. “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.”
It is currently unknown how many vehicles are affected in New Zealand, or whether there any recalls at all.