Fuel Lines Under the Vehicle Can be Damaged Resulting in a Fuel Leak
Engine, December 28, 2009
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Our Quick Take:
A fuel leak may develop under the vehicle, increasing the risk of a fire.
What Should You Do?
This should be considered a high priority recall; a fuel leak could develop without warning. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
A fuel line cover under the vehicle may not be properly attached. Exposed fuel lines could be damaged, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel line cover and properly secure it as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin by December 28, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R218.
Mfr's Report Date:
December 28, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected:
VOLVO IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. THE FUEL LINE RAIL COVER THAT PROTECTS THE FUEL LINES UNDER THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ATTACHED EXPOSING THE FUEL LINES TO DAMAGE.
DAMAGE TO THE FUEL LINES MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL LINE RAIL COVER FOR PROPER ATTACHMENT AND REATTACH IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
VOLVO RECALL R218.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration