Passenger cars – VOLVO V70

Recall published
2007-03-19
Brand
Product title
Passenger cars – VOLVO V70, XC70, XC90, S60 (Electric Cooling Fan)
Product description
2007 model year VOLVO V70, XC70, XC90, S60 vehicles. The VIN range of the affected vehicles is: - 285 0641721 0643625 2007 21 (1-Torslanda), - 285 0640517 0642965 2007 22 (2-Gent), - 295 0266511 0268052 2007 21 (1-Torslanda), - 384 0622372 0624377 2007 22 (2-Gent), - 275 0362278 0366398 2007 21 (1-Torslanda). The recall concerns 2007 model year VOLVO V70, XC70, XC90, S60 vehicles.
Risk
This product poses a serious risk of fire because the Electric Cooling Fan control unit's metal cover may not have the specified corrosion protection. If this is the case, the metal cover will experience an accelerated corrosion process, which may lead to moisture ingress and electrical malfunction. Electrical malfunction of the cooling fan may result in high engine temperature generating a warning message in the Driver Information Module, high engine temperature shown in instrument gauge, the cooling fan continuously running or in extreme cases complete failure of the cooling fan. In the worst case scenario the condition may lead to a short circuit in the electrical fan unit and a local overheating of it. Should this occur it might initiate a fire in the engine bay. During driving the driver may in such case notice smoke and/or smell. Furthermore, the firewall between the passenger compartment and the engine bay is designed to help provide the driver with sufficient time to handle the vehicle to a safe stop and evacuate the vehicle. However, since the fan is permanently connected to battery voltage a fire may occur also on a parked vehicle, both in key-on and key-off position. Therefore, there is a risk of potential fire spreading beyond the engine bay and the vehicle itself.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer
Batch number / barcode
Model number
S60, V70, XC70, XC90
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Sweden
RAPEX Reference
0280/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Greece

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