The Swedish based automaker Volvo has recently announced a recall for the 2012 S60 and XC60 models because of a potential fire risk.
After the car manufacturer said, earlier this month, that the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the electric wiring, the Volvo S60 and XC60 and highlighted once again, with another recall, because of a fuel leak which might lead to a potential fire risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,742 units of the Volvo S60 and Volvo XC60 are affected by this recall, but the company said that no reports regarding injuries or crashes have been received because of this problem.
“An incorrect mixture of underbody coating and over-application can result in rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from the vehicle’s undercarriage. If this condition exists, the underbody coating may penetrate the fuels lines and cause fuel leakage, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
Volvo says that the defect was discovered in Belgium, at the Gent plant, and the company’s dealers will inspect the models’ undercarriage and perform the work necessary free of charge. Owners of the above mentioned models will have to take their vehicles back to the Volvo dealers starting with the 13th of April, but until then, they can contact the car manufacturer at 1-800-458-1552.