Volvo Recalls 500,000 Cars Worldwide Due To Diesel Engine Defect

Volvo recalls more than half a million vehicles around the world, the Swedish company’s spokesman said on Saturday, July 20.

It concerns diesel versions of several models produced over the past five years. In particular, it’s about the V40, V60, V70, S80, XC60 and the Volvo XC90, according to SVT, a Swedish TV channel.

In Germany it is planned to recall 54 ths units. Defects were revealed in engines, which could lead to overheating and deformation of parts.

In the worst case, engine ignition may occur. However, Volvo has not yet received complaints about such issues.

Earlier, the company reported a sharp decline in profits in the second quarter of this year despite increasing sales.

Last year, BMW had to recall about a million cars due to problems with a cooling module of the exhaust gas recirculation system.

Toyota also recalled more than 2.4 million hybrid Priuses and Aurises. There were defects which could result in the engine stoppage during driving.

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