Volvo recalls 500 000 cars in workshop

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The Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars is recalling around half a million vehicles to workshops worldwide. The reason for this is a component in the engine compartment.

The Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars is recalling around half a million vehicles to garages worldwide. A Volvo spokesman told the German Press Agency on Saturday that the reason for this was a component in the engine compartment that could melt. In the worst case, this could cause the engine to burn. However, Volvo Cars has not yet received any reports of personal injury or accidents. In Germany, 54,000 Volvo cars are affected by the recall, according to the spokesperson.

According to the Swedish TV station SVT, the models concerned are four-cylinder diesel engines built between 2014 and 2019. These include the V40, V60, V70, S80, XC60 and XC90.

For the company, which belongs to the Chinese car manufacturer Geely, this is the second bad news within a week. It was only on Thursday that the vehicle manufacturer reported a sharp drop in profits despite significantly rising sales figures for the second quarter of 2019. (dpa)

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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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