The recall affects MY 2011 to MY 2015 Volvo 60/V60 cars fitted with a 1.6 litre petrol engine.
The affected vehicles carry a VIN within these ranges:
- S60 - 001139 to 369491
- V60 - 001085 to 272166
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
According to the recall notice, a small leakage of coolant fluid may occur during engine warm-up under certain driving and climate conditions, such as high acceleration or engine load immediately after cold start, especially in cold climates.
A warning message will appear in the display.
In the worst-case scenario, this may result in an oil seepage, causing a smell or smoke.
If the oil seepage reaches a hot surface this could result in a slow developing fire within the engine compartment.
Affected owners will be contacted by mail and asked to contact a Volvo dealer directly.