Last week, Volvo issued a global safety recall which affects 507,000 units. Models that are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel could catch fire in extreme cases due to a faulty plastic engine intake manifold.

With more than half a million vehicles affected worldwide, several models sold here in the Philippines could be part of the safety recall.

Volvo PH issues recall on certain models due to fire risk image

After contacting the company last week, Volvo Philippines announced that there are indeed select models sold here in the country that need fixing. In their statement, the company said that they have identified a limited number of cars that are included in the said recall.

"There are a limited number of cars that are included in this service action. Our clients whose cars have been identified as part of this service action are being notified to schedule their Volvo for an engine management software upgrade to address the issue. We continue to take a proactive approach to this issue so our customers can continue to enjoy a safe and comfortable Volvo experience," said Paolo Ella of Volvo Philippines.

The upgrade will take about an hour of installation and will be free of charge.

Volvo PH issues recall on certain models due to fire risk image

Volvo Philippines did not state what exact model years or nameplates that need to be fixed. However, the company did say last week that the S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60, and the XC90 are part of the list. On a lighter note, no injuries, accidents, or deaths have been reported due to the factory defect.

In review, the global recall was announced after Volvo conducted an internal investigation. Under extreme cases, the faulty engine intake manifold could melt or deform at high temperatures. Models built from 2014 – 2019 are the only ones that are part of the recall.