The automotive company will ensure that the fan works correctly by installing a plastic cover, spokesperson Maria Bohlin said.
“There is a control module in the cooling system and because there was a manufacturing problem with this module… water might get into it and in the worse case scenario lead to short circuits,” Bohlin told AFP.
Some 21,380 Volvo owners of selected 2007 diesel models will be asked to return their cars to dealerships to have the cooling system repaired, Bohlin said.
The recall affects four-cylinder diesel engine models of Volvo’s C30 hatchback, its S40 compact saloon and its sister model, the V50 estate.
Bohlin said no customer had been injured as a result of the defect and said letters had already been sent out to Volvo owners asking them to arrange an appointment with their local dealers.
Volvo Cars, owned by the US automaker Ford, is reportedly an acquisition target for three Chinese automakers after its parent company announced last December it was ready to sell the Swedish brand.