Volvo recalls 70,000 UK cars after probe finds fire risk

Volvo has recalled around 70,000 cars in the UK made between 2014 and 2019 after an investigation found a fault with the engines that could cause a fire.

The Swedish car maker said a plastic part on the engines could melt and in “very rare cases” a fire may occur.

More than half a million Volvos have been recalled worldwide as a result of the problem.

Affected models are Volvos produced between 2014 and 2019 that have a two-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine.

Volvo, which is owned by Chinese company Geely, has a reputation for building some of the safest cars in the world.

A Volvo spokesperson said: “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.”

People who own any of the following models built between 2014 and 2019 should return it to Volvo:

  • S60
  • S80
  • S90
  • V40
  • V60
  • V70
  • V90
  • XC60
  • XC90

All modifications will be free of charge.

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