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Volvo recalls more than 2,000 autos
Added Time:[2011-6-10 20:23:39]

Swedish automaker Volvo began a recall Wednesday of more than 2,000 of its imported XC60, XC90 and S60 models, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on Thursday.

The XC60 and S60 models produced from January 20 to January 28 are being recalled over potential fuel line faults, which may cause fuel leaks and lead to fire in extreme cases, said the statement. In the Chinese mainland, 368 vehicles of the two models are involved.

The XC90 models produced between January 29, 2010 and August 16 last year, amounting to 1,739 units, are being recalled due to problems with leaking steering fluid, which may cause a loss of power steering, said the statement.

"All the models with potential risks are being recalled, and the other models are safe," Ning Shuyong, spokesperson and vice president for Volvo Cars Corporation China, said on Thursday.

He said that the company is taking an active attitude to control potential damage by recalling the problematic models.Last month, 4,060 Volvo S40, XC60 and C70 vehicles were recalled over problems with their headlight cleaning systems in China. And Volvo also issued a recall for its XC60 models in Australia last month.

"It is a small recall compared with Toyota's recall last year, but problems with fuel lines could pose very serious safety risks," said Zhang Yu, managing director of Shanghai-based industry research firm Automotive Foresight Co."Frequent recalls could cause damage to the company's brand image," he added.