VOLVO VOLVO TRUCK 1981: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Make : VOLVO Model : VOLVO TRUCK Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1979-05-01 - 1981-11-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V015000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-05-26 Date Received by ODI: 1982-02-23 Date Added to Database: 1982-03-01
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 : 449
Summary:
      SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO EXTENSIVE RUSTING OF THE SPLINED SECTION OF THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT. THIS COULD PREVENT THE SPLINED SHAFT FROM MOVING INTO THE SLEEVE. IF THIS OCCURS, EXCESSIVE STRESS IS APPLIED BETWEEN THE JOINT CONNECTION AND INPUT SHAFT, CAUSING UNACCEPTABLE MOTION OF THE UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE EXISTING COLUMN WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED COLUMN OR WILL INVERT THE EXISTING COLUMN TO LOCATE THE SPLINED SECTION INSIDE THE CAB, AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS, HEAVY.SYSTEM: STEERING; LOWER STEERING SHAFT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT.