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Dec 06 2011

Volvo and Lotus Announce Recalls Due To Risk Of Engine Fires And Crash

Posted in Car Accident, Product Liability

Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

Volvo and Lotus both announced recalls yesterday covering a total of more than 25,000 cars. Volvo is recalling about 7,000 2006-12 C70 convertibles and roughly 12,600 2011-12 S60 midsize sedans — the recently redesigned model — because the optional spare tire kit has incorrect label information, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected cars, there are incorrect tire and loading information labels, according to Volvo. The misinformation can lead to improper tire inflation and result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Lotus is recalling 5,037 2005-06 Elise and Exige cars because the oil cooler line may become detached, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles — Lotus says approximately 75% of the cars it’s recalling have this defect — the oil cooler line can become crimped and detach, spraying oil on the tires and increasing the risk of a crash. The oil also could spray on the engine compartment, causing an engine fire.