More than half a million vehicles have been recalled globally to fix a faulty plastic engine intake manifold. Volvo claims that the part tends to melt and deform and, in some cases, catch fire too.
In a recent announcement, Volvo cars recalled more than 5,00,000 cars globally sighting a potential risk of fire in the engine bay. According to the statement of the company, the plastic engine intake manifold may deform and melt. In fact, the company said that there may also be a possibility of a fire in the engine bay.
All cars powered by Volvo’s 2.0-litre diesel motor and manufactured between 2014-2019 have been affected. In the global market, the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90 have all been recalled. Here in the Indian market, the recall includes S60, S80, S90 V40, V90, XC60 and XC90 have been recalled. While nearly 70,000 units have been affected in the UK, here in India, 3,000 vehicles will be recalled. Like all other recalls, Volvo has also promised to replace the part free of cost. Customers will be contacted via a phone call or email and will be requested to drop the car at the nearest service centre for replacement of the part. Volvo intends to fix the problem as soon as possible.
While this surely is a huge recall, it isn’t the biggest in history. Airbag maker Takata had to recall nearly 70 million vehicles for defective airbags. Vehicles from 19 manufacturers had to be recalled. Reports of this faulty airbags first surfaced in 2013 and since then the company has been trying to address it. The cost of the recall was so high that the Japanese firm had to file for bankruptcy in June 2015.