A faulty component of the motor in some diesel engines has forced car manufacturer Volvo to recall half a million vehicles worldwide with 86,000 of those in Sweden.

In total, 507,000 cars have been recalled worldwide, and 86,000 of these are in Sweden.

The firm has since issued a recall notice saying the problem with the engines, may in some cases could lead to the engine catching fire.

However, these so far remain fears as no reports of injury or accidents linked to the fault have been recorded.

The company said the inlet manifold in the affected cars is made of plastic and could melt due to temperature changes and spokesperson, Stefan Elfström, said in a few cases, it has led to a car fire.

Most affected vehicles are those with four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019: the V40, V60, V70, S80, XC60 and the XC90 models.

According to the company, it would contact all owners of the affected cars by letter.

“We are working on a technical solution to the problem. Until we have this, we are asking our customers to be on the lookout for any error messages which are linked to the motor. If there is no error message, the car is safe to drive,” said Elfström.


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