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Volvo issues recall in India over faulty cooling system bleeder hose

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Volvo India has recalled issued a recall for certain Volvo models in the Indian market due to a fault in the coolant bleeding system. The fault could lead to decreased efficiency in the vehicles cooling system which may lead to overheating and increase the risk of the engine getting damaged or in the worst-case scenario an engine fire. The recall was first issued back in July 2020 in the international market. 

According to sources, S80, S60, V70, XC70, S60 CC, V60, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V40 and V40 Cross Country manufactured between 2014 and 2018. Sources also indicate that the repairs for the issue will be performed under warranty without any extra cost to the customer. Volvo India is expected mail its customers pertaining to the recall in a phased manner to avoid crowding at the service centres, in times of the pandemic. 

Recently, the brand also introduced cost-optimised financial solutions to customers, under the Volvo Car Financial Services in association with HDFC Bank making it easier to acquire the Volvo car of the choice. 

Volvo Car Financial Services aid finance of up to 100% of the ex-showroom price of the car along with easy repayment options and no foreclosure charges under specific conditions. Volvo Car Financial Services is also providing Bullet finance, Balloon finance and Step-Up finance with respect to the terms and conditions laid out by HDFC Bank. The financial services are offered at all Volvo Car India dealerships. 

Volvo Cars currently markets products through 25 dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR (South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida), Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Surat, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

In other news, The Swedish brand may also be evaluating the Volvo XC40 Recharge for the Indian market and sources in the recent past have suggested that Volvo could launch the EV as soon as 2021.