Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 VT trucks manufactured from April 9, 2008, through Sept. 24, 2009, and certain 2016 model VNL and VNM trucks manufactured from Jan. 2, 2015, through Nov. 6, 2015. The recall includes a total of 2,053 vehicles.
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. Failure of the ball joint may cause separation of the socket and a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drag links free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1601. This recall is an expansion of a previous recall, 15V-651.