Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Volvo Trucks have announced
Aug. 7 the recall of 2,313 Volvo trucks. The Volvo VHDs, made
April 2000 through May 2002, are being recalled due to a defect.
heavy duty Class 8 vehicles, says NHTSA, the telescoping steering
shaft could bottom out and impose a load to the side of the steering
gear input shaft when the adjustable steering column is adjusted
to the lower position. Over time, this condition could damage
the steering gear input shaft, resulting in loss of vehicle control
and a vehicle crash.
install a redesigned steering shaft, which will not bottom out
during vehicle operation regardless of where the adjustable steering
column is positioned. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during August 2002. Owners who
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Volvo Truck at 1-800-528-6586.