Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Volvo’s Indian models unaffected, to recall 3000 units of XC60 and S60

Volvo, Swiss auto maker, is known for the safety and reliability of its products. It has recently announced the recall of around 3000 models of the sedan S60 and SUV XC60,though the Indian models remain unaffected. This recall is made because of the over-application of an underbody coating which has been mixed incorrectly. This incorrect mixture could form rigid, from the vehicle’s undercarriage icicle-like areas hanging which in turn can make the underbody coating to penetrate the fuel lines. Ultimately, the penetration of fuel line could cause fuel leakage thus increasing the risk of fire.
The models of Volvo S60 sedan with production date between January 10, 2012 and February 3, 2012 will be recalled. The models for Volvo XC60 SUV is recalled have production dates between January 10, 2012 and January 26, 2012. The recall is expected to begin by April 13, 2012. The dealers of the company will be inspecting the cars for the over application of the incorrect mixture and would remove it if at all it’s found. In case any fuel lines would have been damaged by then, the company will replace them free of cost. In India Volvo cars are brought as CBU imports and the Indian Volvo owners are even adviced to get their cars checked at the nearest Volvo dealer.
The SUV Volvo XC60 is equipped with the D5 diesel engine that drives power of 185 BHP and a torque of 400 Nm. The sedan Volvo S60 is housed with a D3 diesel engine that drives a power of 163 BHP and a torque of 400 Nm. Volvo S60 is also available with a D5 diesel engine and a T6 petrol engine. The company is offering an incredible discount of Rs. 80,000 on the cars powered by the D3 diesel engine till 31st of this month.Automobile News

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