Volvo recalls some VHD model straight trucks

| 10/11/2001

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. is recalling 584 heavy-duty tractors manufactured between March 2000 and June 2001. The trucks may have a loss of steering problems that can lead to a loss of control, according to an Oct. 4 notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The VHD model includes such trucks as tow, garbage and dump trucks.

A fault with the lower steering shaft on the VHD models can result in uneven steering response. Also, an affected vehicle may require additional effort to bring the steering wheel back to the straight-ahead position after a turn is completed, NHTSA said.

Volvo, based in Greenville, NC, said dealers will replace the lower steering staff free of charge. Owner notification began July 19, 2001. Any VHD owner needing assistance should call 1-800-528-6586.