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Safety Recall issued by Volvo Trucks – Critical steering shaft safety defect identified

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Vehicles Are to Be Immediately Placed Out-of-Service by Federal and State Inspectors

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an important safety bulletin based on a safety recall initiated by Volvo Trucks affecting nearly 20,000 Class 8 motor vehicles, with nearly 16,000 affected vehicles in the United States.

This is a critical safety defect that could severely affect the safe operation of these vehicles due to a faulty two-piece steering shaft. This condition can lead to separation of the steering shaft without warning and an immediate loss of steering ability and control which may lead to a vehicle crash. Operators of vehicles affected by the Volvo recall should take the vehicles out of service immediately.

Access the full announcement here.