Volvo is recalling about half a million vehicles over a faulty engine component
Volvo is recalling about half a million vehicles over a faulty engine component that may cause cars to catch fire in extreme cases.
ABC News reports the Swedish automaker said Monday that the affected cars are "two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in the following models: S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90."
A Volvo spokesman told The Hill the recall only applies to diesel powered vehicles, which are not sold in the United States.
There had been only a few fires to date and no reports of injuries, a spokesman told The Guardian.
Volvo has reportedly sent letters to owners of affected cars, telling drivers it is safe to continue using their vehicles but to be aware of potential problems or symptoms.
In a statement to The Guardian, Volvo said the company is taking the situation "very seriously."
“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," Volvo said.