Volvo recalls 220,000 cars over fuel leak fears

Volvo recalls 220,000 cars over fuel leak fears
Volvo recalls 220,000 cars over fuel leak fears

Volvo is recalling more than 200,000 cars worldwide, including more than 30,000 in the UK, due to a potential fuel leak.

The Swedish manufacturer has issued the global recall of 11 models after it was discovered that a faulty fuel line could develop cracks and leak fuel into the engine bay.

The brand said that there had not been any reports of incidents caused by the fault but it was issuing the recall as a “preventative safety measure”.

Affected models

The recall affects 219,000 diesel-engined cars around the world and 30,777 in the UK, all built between 2015 and 2016. Affected models include the V40, S60 and V60 and their Cross Country variants, as well as the XC60, V70, S80 and XC90.

The previous generation V60 is among affected models.

Group spokeswoman Annika Bjerstaf said: “Investigations carried out by Volvo Cars have indicated this problem with the fuel line where cracks can occur, and therefore affected cars are being recalled as a safety precaution.

“What may happen is that the fuel may leak out into the engine room over a long period.”

She added that Volvo had “not received any reports of incidents surrounding this”.

You can check if your car is affected by visiting Volvo’s website and entering your car’s vehicle identification number.

Affected customers can have the part checked and replaced if necessary free of charge by contacting their Volvo dealer.

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