Johannesburg - Volvo Cars South Africa has confirmed that 2896 local diesel-powered cars built between 2014 and 2019 are affected by the global recall announced by its Swedish parent company over the weekend.
Volvo is recalling 507 353 cars around the world because of a plastic inlet manifold in the engine that could melt due to temperature changes and potentially cause an engine fire.
International spokesperson Stefan Elfstrom told Swedish news agency TT that the fault had led to a few car fire cases, but that to date there had been no reports of accidents or injuries, AP reported on Monday.
The company also urged drivers to watch out for danger signs, such as an engine management light illuminating, or the engine cutting out or suddenly losing power.
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