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Volvo recalls 40,000 cars in Belgium
Volvo has recalled 40,000 diesel cars in Belgium for safety reasons, amid concerns of a potential fire hazard in engine components.
Many of the recalled vehicles in Belgium were produced at Volvo's factory in Ghent. Worldwide, about half a million vehicles are affected, including 54,000 in Germany and 86,000 in Sweden.
A Volvo spokesman said the recall concerns models equipped with a four-cylinder diesel engine, designed between 2014 and today. This includes the Volvo V40, V60, V70, V80, S80, XC60 and XC90.
It comes after several report incidents of malfunctions, although the Volvo spokesman added that no accidents or injuries had occurred.