The problem could arise in “the S40 model and V50 model 2004-2006”, said Volvo spokeswoman Maria Bohlin.
“There is a problem with the fuel pump electronic modules which are monitoring the fuel pump,” she said. “They can be exposed to water (from rain) and salt (on snow). There is a risk of corrosion.”
The recall was “only for corrosive markets where there are a lot of rain and a lot of salt because of snow,” she added, citing “the United States, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Canada, Netherlands, Russia, China, France, et cetera.”
In November Volvo recalled 56,000 cars due to two separate problems linked to airbags and engines.
And in December Volvo said it had recalled 125,000 trucks in North America due to the danger of short circuits in the lighting system that could cause fires, and 49,500 cars worldwide due to a technical problem with diesel filters.