Volvo to recall a few thousand new trucks over steering issue

November 15, 2019

Land Line Staff

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Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain VNL and VNR trucks due to a steering issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

More  than 2,000 model year 2020 VNL and VNR trucks equipped with HD94 Sheppard gear variants are affected by the recall.

According to NHTSA, the steering gear mounting fasteners may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the steering gear to loosen. A loose steering gear can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners of affected trucks will be notified by Volvo. Dealers will inspect and re-torque the steering gear to a higher value. Also, the steering gear will be replaced as needed. Recalls began Friday, Nov. 15.

For questions, call Volvo Trucks customer service at 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1906. NHTSA’s number for this issue is 19V-756.

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