Ball Joint Corrosion Risk Leads to Truck Recall from Volvo
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March 02, 2016

Volvo Trucks has issued a recall for vehicles due to an issue impacting the suspension.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 VT and certain 2016 model VNL and VNM trucks. The affected vehicles are equipped with USK non-greasable drag links that may experience corrosion of the ball joints, due to the seals being compromised. This condition can result in accelerated wear and failure of the ball joint.

Failure of the ball joint may cause separation of the socket and a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volvo is including more than 2,000 vehicles in its announcement.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drag links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 15, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Volvo customer service at (800) 528-6586.