In a European edition of recall roundup this week, we spotlight recalls from Volvo, Lotus, and Rolls Royce for problems ranging from tire labeling to potential fires.
Swedish auto maker Volvo recalled the most vehicles, with just under 20,000, ranging from 2005 to 2012, for a labeling mistake relating to tire pressure levels. The company claimed spare tires and kits on the recalled vehicles were installed without the proper inflation and pressure information on the tires, which could lead to owner misinformation, improper care, and potential tire breakdowns. Federal law mandates that up to date tire pressure instructions be provided by manufacturers on tire labels. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listed the 19,600 recalled models as C70 convertibles (2005-2011) and S60 sedans (2011-2012).
The other two brands, both luxury cars from Britain, involved fewer vehicles. Lotus, the sporty brand from Britain, recalled 5,037 of their Elise and Exige (2005-2006) vehicles in the United States due to potentially faulty oil cooler connections that may come loose and cause oil to spout or malfunction, increasing the chance of an accident or fire. Rolls Royce recalled 2010 model Ghost sedans for a potential problem with over-heating in their cooling apparatus. The recall included 589 vehicles built with turbocharged engines made from fall 2009 to fall 2010. According to the company and NHTSA, the problem was caused by a circuit board that can generate too much heat and potentially result in engine fires. 589 vehicles may not seem like a lot in comparison to other recalls, however, the Rolls Royce Ghost sells for around $250,000.
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