Volvo recalls XC60 and other older models in U.S.

Volvo recalls XC60 and other older models in U.S.

The U.S. NHTSA safety agency has announced two factory recalls for the Volvo XC60 and various other older Volvo models involving problems with fuel systems. The recall covers more than 140,000 vehicles manufactured since 2000.

The first recall is for 136,000 S60, S80, V70, XC70 and XC90 models between 2001 and 2005, sold in warmer parts of the United States. According to the NHTSA, the fuel pump can develop cracks in its flange when exposed to hot temperatures, combined with varying fuel quality. A compromised flange may leak fuel and might result in a fire. U.S. owners are instructed to bring their vehicles into the dealer for inspection. If the part is defective, Volvo will replace it with a modified flange for free.

The second recall is for 5,253 2010 XC60 models. The NHTSA says that a fuel-line rail cover designed to protect the fuel lines on the XC60 may be improperly attached, thus exposing the lines to damage. The damaged pieces may leak, possibly resulting in a fire. U.S. owners of the affected models are asked to bring their vehicles to the dealer for inspection and repair free-of-charge.

It is unknown if dealers in the UAE and other GCC countries will be conducting a similar recall campaign. For more details on Volvo, follow the Volvo buyer guide.

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