Volvo recalls 2,000 VHD, VNL and VNR trucks for steering issue

Updated Nov 1, 2023
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Some 2,000 trucks are being recalled by Volvo for a possible steering defect.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, Volvo is recalling nearly 2,000 model year 2024 VHD, VNL and VNR trucks. In these vehicles, the fastener that connects two steering components, the pitman arm and draglink, may be loose. This can cause the connection to fail and result in a loss of steering control, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

The recalled vehicles were built between July 21 and Sept. 9. The NHTSA said improper torque may have been used on the castellated nut on the pitman arm to the drag link. Drivers may detect excessive play/looseness or vibration in steering. Failure of the cotter pin or loosening of the nut may be detected during pre-trip inspections.

Dealers will inspect and tighten castle nuts and install new cotter pins, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Dec. 4.

Owners may contact Volvo Trucks’ customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks’ number for this recall is RVXX2311. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 23V-690.