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Volvo recalls more than one million vehicles

Christian Fernsby |
Volvo is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide because of a faulty engine part that may be at risk of melting.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns a faulty plastic engine valve may cause the intake manifold to melt and, in extreme cases, catch fire.

"If the engine intake manifold melts/deforms, the engine may experience reduced power, increasing the risk of an accident, injury or fire hazard," the ACCC said.

Volvo spokesman Stefan Elfstrom told Sweden’s TT News Agency that the company’s investigations have found “it has led to a car fire in a few cases.”

The recall affects four-cylinder diesel models built between 2014 and 2019, including SUVs, hatchbacks, luxury sedans and wagons.

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