Are you the owner of a Volvo built from 2014 – 2019? If you are then we have some bad news for you.
The Swedish automaker recently annonced that they are recalling 507,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty engine component. According to an internal investigation conducted by Volvo themselves, in extreme cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform and could cause an engine fire.
The company plans to repair all affected vehicles as soon as possible. In addition, Volvo said that it will be free of charge and that customers will not have to pay anything. The models affected by the recall include the following: S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60, and the XC90.
However, not all engine variants of Volvo are part of the global recall. Only models that come with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine have to be recalled by the automaker. No reports of accidents or fatalities have been reported by Volvo due to the defective intake manifold.
The company will begin sending out letters to customers in order to inform them of the defect should their car be part of the global recall. Dealers have been instructed as well to address the recall and replace the faulty intake manifold.
We contacted Volvo Philippines, but they have yet to respond if there are any local models affected. Given that 507,000 units are affected worldwide, we won't be surprised if cars sold here in the country need to have their plastic engine intake manifold replaced, as well. As of the 2019 H1, there were only 61 Volvo cars sold in the Philippines this year.
The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker also reported a decline in its operating profit from 6.4% to 4.2% for the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year.