A fault in VOLVO’s diesel engines has caused one of the world’s safest car brands to maybe recall over 500 000 units worldwide. The UK will be one of the first countries to start calling customers.
The Swedish make that always guarantees safety first and who was ambitious enough to believe their self-driving car will be all over the world, roaming almost every street by 2022, appears to be having difficulties with their normal diesel motors.
As per AUTOCAR, the Swedes from the Geely family suspect 507,000 models ranging from 2014-2019MY could be summoned due to a plastic engine intake manifold, that could set the engine bay alight. Cheap plastic parts on a Volvo? Sounds like a Chinese car-make problem to me. Always looking for the cheaper option?
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"A number of reported incidents concerning the firm’s four-cylinder diesel units fitted to 2014-2019MY cars prompted an internal investigation, which identified a plastic engine intake manifold that could melt and ignite a fire in the engine bay. No other powerplants are affected.The problem relates to certain S80, S60, V70, XC70, S60 Cross Country, V60, XC60, V60 Cross Country, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC90, V40 and V40 Cross Country models, with affected owners currently being advised of potential warning signs. (via: AUTOCAR)"
Sucks to be a Volvo Owner Right Now
Almost all their 2014-2019 models have been affected by this investigation into a plastic part causing engine combustion. Some clients have been ordered to seize from driving their V vehicles, while others are advised to be aware of the signs.
"Customers are warned that an early symptom of the problem is an abnormal smell, which Volvo says “is an odour which is not usually present whilst driving your car”. Other symptoms include engine interruption, loss of power and illumination of the engine warning light. The company says there have been instances of the problem occurring in the UK, but has not specified how many. (via: AUTOCAR)"
Thankfully the Changes are For Free!
Thankfully, because the Swedes stand behind their safest car in the world motto, if your Volvo model is under threat of an engine burnout, you must pull over and get dealership assistance. But most importantly. it will be carried out for free.
Car dealerships and some manufacturers are known to keep quiet about small defects such as this one. These could cost thousands in repairs after everything eventually breaks, because of the initial fault covered up. Gladly, Volvo is not one of those manufacturers.