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Volvo Recalls 65,000 Cars

WASHINGTON, DC December 4, 2002; The AP reported that Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 65,000 cars because the seat heaters could short circuit and catch fire.

The recall involves 1996 models of the Volvo 854 and 855 equipped with seat heaters.

Excessive compression of the seat cushion could damage the electrical wiring of the seat heater and cause a short, said a report posted Tuesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site.