Nearly 1,000 Recalled Volvos Unaccounted For

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According to a statement from the FMCSA, nearly 1,000 Volvo trucks affected by the recall remain unaccounted for.

In March, Volvo recalled 2016-2017 VNL, VNX and VNM trucks.  The FMCSA and the NHTSA determined the recalled Volvos were in unsafe condition and should not be in operation.  The FMCSA released a statement stating that all affected Volvos were being placed out of service.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has determined that vehicles subject to Volvo Trucks’ Safety Recall (NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report No. 16V-097000) that have not already received the interim or permanent recall remedy repair specified by Volvo in the recall and are still operating on the nation’s roadways are in an unsafe condition and should not be operated; such vehicles are to be immediately ordered out-of-service by federal and state roadside safety inspectors,” FMCSA said in a statement.

To date, 830 of the recalled Volvos are still unaccounted for.

From FMCSA:

On March 10, 2016, Volvo Trucks North America announced the recall of certain model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks manufactured from May 11, 2015 through March 8, 2016.  The trucks may have been manufactured without a roll pin on the steering shaft.

If the roll pin is missing, the lower steering shaft may disconnect from the junction block.  Also, the bolt connecting the upper steering shaft to the lower steering shaft may not have been properly tightened.  Either condition can lead to separation of the steering shaft without warning, resulting in a complete loss of steering, which may lead to a crash.

The recall affects nearly 20,000 Class 8 motor vehicles, with nearly 16,000 affected vehicles in the U.S.

– See more at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/out-of-service-order-volvo-trucks-safety-recall#sthash.Z7zJfrmX.dpuf