VOLVO VNM 2016: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLVO Model : VNM Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-03-20 - 2015-06-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V536000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-10-17 Date Received by ODI: 2017-08-29 Date Added to Database: 2017-08-31
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: RVXX1702
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 470
Summary:
      Volvo Trucks North America "Volvo" is recalling certain 2016 Volvo VNL and VNM trucks equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. The castellated nut on the steer axles may not be properly torqued, allowing the tie rod to loosen.
Consequence:
      If the tie rod loosens, it may disconnect from the steering knuckle, causing a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque of the castellated nut and tie rod, tightening it as necessary. If the tie rod stud and knuckle on units cannot be sufficiently torqued, the dealer will replace the knuckle and tie rod end assembly, free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo's number for this recall is RVXX1702.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.