Volvo Trucks North America said it is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo VNL, VNM, and VNX trucks manufactured May 11, 2015 to November 12, 2015. The affected vehicles have a two-piece steering shaft whose connecting bolt may be insufficiently tightened.
As a result, the bolt may loosen and result in the two steering shafts separating causing a complete loss of steering and thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Volvo said it will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the steering shaft connecting bolt, free of charge. The recall began this week. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at (877) 800-4945. Volvo’s number for the recall is RVXX1512.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.