The recall involves model year 2011-2012 vehicles made between June 22, 2010 and May 14, 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday.
Only cars with 5-cylinder B5254TS engines are affected by the recall, the regulator said.
The recall was announced because the vehicles "may not alert the driver of a low-oil-pressure situation," which could stall the car, which could result in a crash, the NHTSA said.
Volvo has said it would update software in the vehicle free of charge to remedy the situation.
Consumers can call 800-458-1552 for information.