Volvo Recalling 460,000 Vehicles for Defect That Could Cause Fan to Overheat and Burn

DETROIT September 13, 2004; The AP reported that Volvo is recalling 460,000 vehicles worldwide because a wiring problem could cause a fan to overheat and burn, the company said Monday.

The recall involves S80 and S60 sedans and XC70 and V70 wagons from the 1999, 2000 and 2001 model years, including 150,000 vehicles in North America. The recall is the largest in Volvo's history, company spokesman James Hope said.

There have been no injuries related to the defect, which has caused seven reported vehicle fires, Hope said.

Hope said a defect in the main cooling fan, which cools the engine, can cause a short circuit and force the fan to keep running. If the fan's motor overheats, a fire could occur.

Volvo will replace the fan for free in all affected vehicles.

Volvo is part of Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group.

Volvo North America: http://www.volvocars.us

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