The Chinese-owned auto manufacturer Volvo recently has issued an announcement in which it voluntarily recalls over 200,000 cars worldwide after discovering an engineering problem, potentially causing fuel leaks over time in the engine compartment. Here Naijauto.com informs you about this event.
Volvo is the most successful car manufacturer in China
Some small cracks may appear inside fuel lines, and the fuel can leak through these cracks in the engine compartment over time, according to the company after their engineers have used a probe and found the issue.
Volvo sold out 837,457 cars in 2015 and 2016 and there are about 219,000 cars impacted by this issue, mainly in Germany, UK, and Sweden; and the Swedish company did the recall first.
Said by Volvo company:
There are no reports alleging injuries or damages related to this issue. Volvo preventatively recalls the cars to avert any possible future problems.
The issue may cause fuel leaks in the engine compartment over time
Volvo’s fortunes have risen since it’s bought by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010. In 2018, the company has sold a record-shattering of 642,253 cars. Its favored new high-end models now are in the direct competition with greater rivals like Volkswagen and Daimler.
However, the prolonged trade war between the U.S. and China has pushed raw material prices higher, leading to a downtrend in the cars demand of the Chinese market. Also, that made the company waste money for retooling its factories around the world to minimize negative tariff effects and caused the indefinite postponement of its public launch plans.
The Volvo's sales figure has surged since bought by Geely Automobile in 2010
Geely Automobile has forecasted flat sales of Volvo cars this year in the context that the company battles against increasingly cautious consumers and slow economic growth.
The spokesman of the most successful Chinese automaker refused to give further information about the cost of this recall.
The largest recall of this company occurred in 2004. At that time, there were 460,000 cars called back to fix the issue related to the main cooling fan of cars, which is the wiring in the electric control module.
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