while stopped at a traffic light, smoke/steam was noticed coming from under the hood. the car was pulled into a shopping center parking lot, the engine shut off and the hood was opened. the electric cooling fan was smoking and had stopped running. while examining the fan, the radiator ruptured spraying coolant, causing second degree burns. as the cooling system has no pressure release mechanism, the weakest point in the system was caused to fail. an assistant service manager for volvo mentioned that it is common for the radiator neck to rupture with age and due to the fact that there is torque applied at this point by the radiator hose. ts
1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volvo 940 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 940 1995 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Radiator Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.
Volvo 940 1994
Volvo Cars Of N.a., Llc
Los Angeles, CA
the vehicle leaks water from the radiator due to a cracked cap assembly. dealer replaced the cap assembly.mjs
Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.