OTTAWA, Ont. — Transport Canada has recently implemented several recalls on heavy-duty Volvo Trucks.
From the 1999 to 2001 model years, 1,074 Volvo ACL, VN, WAH, WG, and WX badged units have been flagged. Their steer axle tie rod ball-socket assembly ball stud may separate from the socket due to premature wear.
If this event occurs, there will be no steering control to the right steer axle with the potential for a vehicle crash. Transport Canada says the correction is to have the questionable tie rod ball-socket assemblies inspected and replaced as required by dealers.
As well, the feds say another 69 Class 8 Volvo VNLs were built with the wrong lower steering shaft. Using the shorter VNM shaft could result, over time, in accelerated wear with the potential for a sudden loss of steering.
Dealers will install the correct lower steering shaft.
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