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Volvo models recalled for engine fault

Volvo models including the XC90 have been called back due to a potential engine fault.

Volvo Car Australia has recalled its 3828 of its vehicles for a defect that could cause the engine intake manifold to melt or deform due to a potential valve leak.

The fault affects a wide range of Volvo models, including the S60 from 2014-2018, the S90 from 2017-2018, the V40 and V40 Cross Country from 2015-2019, the V60 from 2014-2018 and V90 Cross Country from 2017-2019.

Some of the Swedish brand’s SUVs are also caught up in the recall, including the XC60 from 2014-2017 and the XC90 from 2016-2018.

As a result of the problem, occupants are at an increased risk of accident, injury or fire hazard.

Volvo Car Australia will get in touch with owners of affected vehicles via writing where they will be directed to their nearest dealer once replacement parts become available.

However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advises owners who “notice any unusual engine operation, such as the engine management light being lit, engine interruption or lack of power” to contact their nearest Volvo retailer.

A full list of affected vehicle identification numbers can be found on the ACCC website.

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