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Volvo has issued out a recall for 2,742 of its 2012 S60 sedan and XC60 crossover for a potential fire risk. The NHTSA recall report cites that an incorrect mixture of underbody coating could have been over applied, resulting in “rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from vehicle’s undercarriage.”
Those icicle-like areas can penetrate the fuel lines causing leaks, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire. The recall will begin on April 13th and dealerships will inspect the underbody to remove any excess coating and ensure that the fuel lines have not been damaged. If the fuel lines are damaged, the dealerships will replace them free of charge.
Luckily no crashes on injuries related to the issue have been reported.
Swedish car firm Volvo takes safety very seriously, and so it’s taking the extra step to correct a small error it had made in the past.
The issue is in regards to the tire pressure label for the spare tire. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some Volvo vehicles had incorrect information labeled for the spare tire on the car, and the safety agency want’s Volvo to rectify this issue.
Volvo looked into the issue and found that vehicles in which the spare is added at port or by the dealer might have had a wrong label regarding the tire pressure in the spare tire, even though the spare tire information was correct in the owners manual and on the tire itself.
Still, an error is an error and Volvo will address the 20,000 vehicles with the wrong labels. Vehicles affected include the C70 model built between November 2005 to July 2011, and the S60 model built between July 2010 and April 2011.