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Volvo recalls nearly 220,000 cars over possible fuel leak

Time 9:29 am, January 25, 2019

VOLVO is to recall more than 200,000 cars worldwide because of a potential fuel leak.

The recall affects 30,777 cars in the UK and relates to diesel-engined vehicles manufactured in the 2015 to 2016 model year. In total, 219,420 cars are due to be recalled worldwide.

Those affected are the V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 and XC90.


A spokesperson from Volvo Cars said: ‘Investigations by Volvo Cars have identified that some vehicles may have small cracks inside one of the fuel lines in the engine compartment. This, in combination with a pressurised fuel system, may over time lead to fuel leakage in the engine compartment.

‘There are no reports of damage or injuries related to this issue. Volvo is proactively recalling these cars as a preventative measure to avoid any problems in the future.’

Volvo sold 46,696 cars in the UK during 2016, which means that a large percentage of cars are included in the recall. Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Volvo over the next few weeks.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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