Steering, Lighting Defects Lead to Two Recalls from Volvo Trucks

Steering, Lighting Defects Lead to Two Recalls from Volvo Trucks
October 19, 2015

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a pair of recalls due to safety concerns.

First, the auto manufacturer is recalling about 8,000 model year 2009-2015 Volvo VN trucks. The affected vehicles may experience corrosion of the ball joints due to the seals being compromised, possibly resulting in accelerated wear and ultimate failure of the ball joint. This may cause separation of the socket and a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the drag links, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by November 2, 2015, and will be sent a second notification when the remedy parts are available.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Volvo customer service at (877) 800-4945, option #1.

Next, Volvo is recalling about 1,700 model year 2015-2016 VAH and VHD trucks. The affected vehicles may be equipped with headlights that do not meet the minimum intensity requirements, resulting in insufficient illumination of the roadway and an increased risk of crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2015.

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