Volvo is recalling 460 000 vehicles across the globe because of a wiring problem that could cause fans to overheat, but the Swedish manufacturer’s local subsidiary will handle related problems “on a case-by-case basis”.

Volvo is recalling 460 000 vehicles across the globe because of a wiring problem that could cause fans to overheat, but the Swedish manufacturer’s local subsidiary will handle related problems “on a case-by-case basis”.


reported on Tuesday that the recall involved S80, S60, XC70 and V70 wagons from the 1999, 2000 and 2001 model years. Volvo said there had been no injuries related to the defect, which has caused seven reported vehicle fires.


The manufacturer said a defect in the main fan, which cools the engine, could cause a short circuit and force the fan to keep running. If the fan's motor overheats, a fire could occur, the report added.


“Volvo Car South Africa has not had any complaints about malfunctioning cooling fans yet, and we are presently not conducting a blanket recall locally,” the company’s spokesman Deon Sonnekus told CARtoday.com on Thursday.


“If a problem occurs with a cooling fan, it will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In South Africa, 2 525 Volvos fall within the VIN (vehicle identification number) range for which this possible problem has been identified,” he added.

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