Steering Shaft Defect Leads to Recall from Volvo Trucks

Steering Shaft Defect Leads to Recall from Volvo Trucks
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November 25, 2015

Volvo Trucks North America is issuing a recall for trucks due to a steering issue.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo VNL, VNM, and VNX trucks. The affected vehicles have a two-piece steering shaft whose connecting bolt may be insufficiently tightened.

As a result, the bolt may loosen and result in the two steering shafts separating causing a complete loss of steering and thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Volvo is including about 11,000 trucks in this recall.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the steering shaft connecting bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 30, 2015.

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