Volvo Recalling 30,000 Cars Due To Gearbox Issue
"We have identified that the ball-joints hand cylinder pin on the gear shift lever may be mounted (incorrectly), which may lead to the ball-joint coming loose, which would imply that the driver will not be able to change gears," spokesman Per-Aake Froesberg explained for AFP.
The safety campaign affects models sold all around the world, with the UK being the most affected market.
The company’s spokesman said that Volvo isn’t aware of any accident that had occurred as a result of the aforementioned problem. He stressed the fact that the fixing operation is a simple procedure.
Volvo dealers will fix the issue free of charge, with the operation needing less than 60 minutes to be performed.
Last month, Volvo issued a recall warning for 150,000 cars sold in Europe, due to an engine problem which could’ve cause sudden acceleration. The company said that it was investigating the issue and that it would start a recall if that was necessary.
The problem affected models powered by the company’s five cylinder diesel engine fitted with a diesel particulate filter. The engine oil in the affected vehicles was suspected of entering the combustion chamber and acting as additional fuel. That would lead to the powerplant maintaining or even increasing its rpm.