Volvo recalls one million cars over fire risk

Swedish carmaker Volvo is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide because some of the components in the motor are at risk of melting, a spokesman says.

In the worst-case scenario, the problem could lead to engines catching fire, the spokesman said on Saturday. However, Volvo has not received any complaints of this happening.

According to Swedish broadcaster SVT, the problem affects models with four-cylinder diesel motors manufactured between 2014 and 2019. This includes the V40, V60, V70, S80, XC60 and XC90.

The Volvo XC60 is one of many models being recalled. Source: AAP (file pic)

The recall is the second piece of bad news for the Chinese-owned manufacturer this week: On Thursday, Volvo reported a sharp drop in profits in the second quarter of 2019, despite a significant increase in sales.

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