VOLVO VHD 2001: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Make : VOLVO Model : VHD Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-03-23 - 2001-06-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V226000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-07-19 Date Received by ODI: 2001-07-06 Date Added to Database: 2001-07-13
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 584
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCKS. THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT MAY SIDE-LOAD THE STEERING GEAR INPUT SHAFT. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN NON-UNIFORM STEERING WHEEL EFFORTS WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. IN ADDITION, ONCE THE STEERING WHEEL TURN IS INITIATED, THE VEHICLE MAY CONTINUE TURNING WITHOUT RETURNING TO THE STRAIGHT AHEAD POSITION WITH DRIVER EFFORT.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLVO TRUCKS AT 1-800-528-6586.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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