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Volvo Recalls More than Half a Million Cars for Fire Risk

Volvo is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles powered by its 2.0-liter engine. The recall is being ordered because, in rare cases, a faulty intake manifold may lead to a fire.

The brand reports that its own investigation found that “in very rare cases the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform.” This, in turn, may cause a “localized engine bay fire.”

Since Volvo uses the engine across its lineup, the recall will effectively affect its whole lineup. Among the cars included are the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90 produced between 2014 and 2019.

Owners are being encouraged to watch out for a recall warning that will direct them to their local dealership for a free repair.