LONDON - Volvo says it would take about three months to engineer design changes to three models after concerns that electromagnetic fields could pose a health hazard.
Swedish magazine Vi Bilagare found high electromagnetic field ratings along the floor panels of the S60, V70 and S80. Such fields can harm children and pregnant women, it said. The models have the battery mounted in the back of the vehicle, with wires running to the engine. Such a design causes an electromagnetic field.
Volvo spokesman Lennart Strom said owners of the three models would have to pay about $190 to modify their cars.