Nov 27th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
Ford owned Volvo Cars announced a major recall involving over 58,000 vehicles worldwide. The cause of the recalls involves two separate problems, one of which could possibly cause a fire.
Volvo Cars spokeswoman Maria Bohlin said 38,000 diesel cars of the S60, V 70 XC 70 and XC 90 models made in 2006 were being called back in Europe due to a material fault that could cause the motor catching fire. The second callback, involving 18,000 of the company’s latest V 70 and XC 70 models, relates to an air bag problem in the side of the car. Though not as serious as the first one, are of safety concern so this recall is a must. It is not clear how many of these fire incidents have occurred but it is a problem.
Bohlin said the fuel injector plants or bolts, on top of the motor cylinder, were faulty, potentially causing diesel to leak out into the motor. Injector plants or bolts will be replaced free of charge in a procedure that would take about two hours, she said. With the air bags “there’s a risk they don’t launch fast enough,” Bohlin said.The cars have mainly been sold in Sweden, Britain and U.S. markets, but have also made it to a few others. All owners should be notified by mail.
Volvo owners should keep a look out for those letters in the mail and call their dealers immediately to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.