Car giant Volvo has recently recalled over 200,000 affected diesel cars after fears that fuel was leaking into the engine became known. A total of 30,777 vehicles are being recalled in the UK. In Sweden, the tally is about 37,000. The Swedish car manufacturer has issued a global recall involving eleven different Volvo models.
What's the Problem?
This recall began after it was discovered that faulty fuel lines could develop in the system, cracking and leaking fuel through to the engine bay. Following an investigation, Volvo found that any cracks left unresolved would result in a severe fire safety risk when diesel would leak into the engine bay.
The recall is a preventative measure at this time, as there have not yet been any reports about damage or injuries that are related to this particular issue.
This issue came to light when drivers reported smelling fuel from the leaking pipes. Fuel lines that are cracked are to be repaired at no extra cost to drivers, and once you know whether your model is affected, you should contact MRG Volvo.
Is My Car Affected?
So far, this recall has affected over 30,000 UK vehicles and almost 220,000 worldwide. The models that are being recalled are:
• Volvo V40
If your car is affected by this issue, you will need to reach out to Volvo. However, Volvo is also sending letters out to the affected customers, and local customers should contact us for the repairs of the fuel lines. Car parts are readily available to fix this issue, and the repair itself can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to complete.
Volvo: Not Alone in Recalling Cars
Recently, General Motors had to recall over a million pickup trucks and SUVs in the US when power steering issues were found. Ford also had to recall two million cars when flammable components in the vehicles were discovered, mainly in the seatbelt.
These seatbelts were designed to push the passenger into the chair for extra safety, but this was squashed when they gave off sparks at the same time, which massively increased the fire risks in the vehicle.
Volvo is not alone in having to recall their vehicles, and their swift action at fixing the issue is likely to impress customers the world over. People need to be able to rely on their vehicles, and as the response has been quick and easy to manage, Volvo will be correcting the error in no time at all.
Find the best Volvo dealers in your area to discuss the issue if you are concerned, and MRG Volvo, part of the Chippenham Motor Company, have over 21 years of motor industry experience in the Wiltshire area. We provide used Volvo cars from Methuen Park in Chippenham, and if you contact us, we can advise you as to whether you need to get some assistance and advice for your vehicle.