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DETROIT (AP) -- Volvo is recalling 460-thousand vehicles worldwide because a wiring problem could cause a fan to overheat and burn.

The recall involves S-80 and S-60 sedans and X-C-70 and V-70 wagons from the 1999 through 2001 model years. About 150-thousand vehicles in North America are included in what the company says is the largest recall in Volvo's history.

A company spokesman says there have been no injuries related to the defect, which has caused seven reported vehicle fires.

A defect in the main cooling fan -- which cools the engine -- can cause a short circuit and force the fan to keep running. If the fan's motor overheats, a fire could occur.

Volvo will replace the fan for free in all affected vehicles.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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