Volvo is recalling around 70,000 cars in the UK over concerns that they could catch fire.
It is part of a global recall of more than half a million diesel vehicles.
The Swedish carmaker has said that “in very rare cases” the plastic intake manifold can “melt and deform” and in “extreme cases” catch fire.
Models affected by the recall are the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90 built between 2014 and 2019, and fitted with the firm’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.
The carmaker said in “the most extreme cases” the fault had caused a fire.
Volvo is yet to receive any reports of accident or personal injury related to the issue.
Fix not yet established
It is not yet clear how long it will take for the company to fix the affected vehicles but it said: “We will do our utmost to perform this action without any unnecessary inconvenience.”
Volvo is contacting all customers whose vehicles are affected to alert them to the issue.
Drivers are being told it is “safe to continue to use your car” if it does not show any signs of a problem, such as an engine warning light illuminating, a lack of power or an “unusual smell”.
A second letter will be sent confirming when a solution to the problem is available.
Volvo said it notified the relevant authorities about the issue “as soon as it was identified”.
It apologised to customers for the inconvenience caused, stating that it is taking “full responsibility to ensure the highest quality and safety standards of our cars”.