The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Volvo is recalling approximately 2,000 2024 model year VHD, VNL and VNR trucks.
In the trucks, the fasteners connecting the two steering components – the bipod and the linkage – may be loose. This can result in loss of steering control, increasing the risk of an accident.
The group of recalled tracks includes tracks manufactured between July 21, 2023 and September 9, 2023, when the incorrect torque of the castle nut on the steering arm leading to the linkage may have been used.
Drivers may notice excessive play or vibration in the steering. A failed cotter pin or loose nut can be detected during a pre-trip inspection.
Volvo first learned of the possible defect on September 18 from the company’s product safety department. According to NHTSA recall documents, there have been no accidents or injuries related to this problem. There have also been no warranty claims, usage reports, or customer complaints related to this.
Dealers will inspect and tighten castle nuts and install new cotter pins free of charge. Notification letters are expected to be sent to owners on December 4th.
Owners can contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586. The Volvo Trucks number for this recall is RVXX2311. The NHTSA number for the recall is 23V-690.