Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 VHD trucks manufactured from April 7, 2008, through December 9, 2015, equipped with USK non-greasable drag links. The ball joint seals may be compromised, which can allow water and other contaminants to enter the ball joints.
If water and contaminants enter the ball joint, corrosion can occur and lead to accelerated wear, which over time can result in failure of the ball joint, possibly resulting in complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drag links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1606.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: rcak-16v735-1054
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: rclrpt-16v735-5959
Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America
Report Receipt Date: OCT 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V735000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,177
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- VOLVO VHD 2009-2016