Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars recalled by manufacturer over fire risk in UK

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK have been recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer revealed this morning.

It said that "in the most extreme cases" the fault could cause fires.

All the affected cars were made between 2014 and 2019, Volvo said in a statement.

It is part of a worldwide recall which affects 507,000 vehicles.

Volvo said in a statement: "Investigations by Volvo Cars have identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on certain model year 2014-2019 vehicles with four-cylinder diesel engines.

"In the most extreme cases, there is a possibility that a localised engine bay fire may occur.

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