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Volvo set to recall 30,000 cars

73 cars affected in Ireland by Volvo recall.

Volvo is set to recall almost 30,000 cars after the company confirmed that there is a fault with its six-speed manual gearbox.

A pin in the gear linkage may be fitted incorrectly and this is leading to the ball-joint in the link coming loose, meaning the driver won't be able to change gears.

The UK is thought to be the market most affected by the recall, followed by Sweden and Germany.

According to the Managing Director of Volvo Cars Ireland, David Baddeley, the problem is quite minor and can be repaired quickly and easily:

"There are 73 cars affected  in Ireland - all six-speed manuals from 2010 and 2011 model years, half of which are yet to be delivered to the customer.  Of the remaining ones we are contacting customers, but this is very much a precautionary measure as there have been no reported instances of this at all in Ireland and no reported accidents as a result any where in the world.  The remedy is to simply check the torque on the bolt securing the gear lever & adjust if necessary."

Published on June 21, 2010
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