GREENSBORO, N. C. – Volvo Trucks North America is voluntarily recalling 125,000 trucks in North America, due to an error in the light control module which could potentially cause a fire.
All VN and VHD trucks built for the North American market between 2003 and today are affected, Volvo informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Volvo VTs built in 2005 and in 2007-2008 are also affected. For details on the recall, visit the NHTSA Web site at: www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallsearch.cfm and then enter Campaign ID number 07V573000.
“On certain heavy-duty trucks, the circuit protection (ie. automatic circuit breakers) used to protect the vehicle lighting system may not provide adequate protection,” the Web site reports. “If a short circuit occurs and is left untreated, components and wiring may be subject to overheating which could possibly result in a vehicle fire.”
Customers will be contacted around Feb. 25 and advised to return the trucks to their dealers, which will then replace the circuit breakers with fuses. Owners can contact Volvo Trucks at 800-528-6586. Reference recall number RVXX0707.
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