VOLVO VT 2010: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Make : VOLVO Model : VT Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2008-04-09 - 2009-09-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V095000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-04-21 Date Received by ODI: 2016-02-19 Date Added to Database: 2016-02-19
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: RVXX1601
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2053
Summary:
      Volvo Trucks North America "Volvo" is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 VT trucks manufactured from April 9, 2008, through September 24, 2009, and certain 2016 model VNL and VNM trucks manufactured from January 2, 2015, through to November 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with USK non-greasable drag links that may experience corrosion of the ball joints due to the seals being compromised, possibly resulting in accelerated wear and failure of the ball joint.
Consequence:
      Failure of the ball joint may cause separation of the socket and a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drag links, free of charge. The recall began on April 21, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo's number for this recall is RVXX1601. Note: This recall is an expansion of a previous recall 15V-651.
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.