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Volvo is recalling almost 70,000 cars in the UK over concerns that they could catch fire. It is part of a global recall of more than half a million diesel vehicles that suffer from a fault. The Swedish carmaker said that "in very rare cases" a plastic part of the engine can "melt and deform" and in "extreme cases" catch fire. The issue affects some cars made in the past five years. Volvo said it is contacting affected customers. The carmaker said in "the most extreme cases" the fault, involving the engine manifold, had caused a fire. Volvo did not say how many fires had been recorded, but said that there had been no reports of injuries related to the fault. The problem affects cars from t... Full story

22 July