The Volvo Group—a world producer of vans, buses, building gear and marine and industrial engines, however not Volvo Automobiles—has reported that it has detected that an emissions management part utilized in sure markets is degrading extra shortly than anticipated, which might trigger the engines to exceed emissions limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx).
All merchandise geared up with the part meet emissions limits at supply; the degradation is because of a supplies subject that happens over time. A full evaluation of the problem will not be accomplished and it isn’t attainable to evaluate the monetary influence at this stage; nonetheless, the Group stated in an announcement that the associated fee might be “materials”.
The investigation thus far signifies that the degradation doesn’t appear to have an effect on all autos and engines in the identical approach and to the identical extent. The corporate is now within the means of informing the suitable authorities in varied markets, and starting discussions concerning remediation plans.
The degradation of the part doesn’t pose a product security subject, nor does it negatively have an effect on car or engine efficiency in areas aside from emissions management. The degradation is a results of a supplies subject that happens over time.
The Group emphasised that every one engines and autos geared up with the part meet emissions limits at supply. The most important quantity of probably affected engines has been offered in North America and Europe.
The US Environmental Safety Company (EPA) and the California Air Sources Board (CARB) have been assembly with Volvo to debate methods to deal with the defective emissions management part within the autos, in keeping with studies.