NHTS issues recalls

Updated Nov 27, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the following recalls:

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 60,000 tractor-trailer trucks to address potential steering problems. The recall affects certain VNL and VNM trucks from the 2001 to 2006 model years. A ball socket could separate in the steering system, causing the truck to completely lose steering control. The steering loss could result in a crash.

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Detroit Diesel engines, models DD13, DD15 and DD16, manufactured between January 1, 2007, and April 5, 2010. Should the fuel filter become restricted, the low-pressure fuel flange may develop a crack resulting in diesel fuel leaking.

As a result of an error in the installation process, the park feature (Part Nos. FO-5506B-DMS, F0-6506B-DM3, F-5505-DM3 and F-6505B-DM3, and EH-6E606B-CD, EH-6E606B-P, EH-6E706B-CD, EH-6E706B-P and EH-6E706B-UPG) may not engage on certain Eaton and Fuller branded medium-duty, automated mechanical transmissions. If the park feature does not engage, the vehicle can move without warning, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.

The rear axle outer end hub on certain Kenworth model year 2010 T2000, T660, T800 and W900 vehicles manufactured between July 30, 2009, and September 8, 2009, may not have been primed with oil properly during the rear axle installation process. Lack of oil may cause the outer end bearing to heat up and/or seize, possibly resulting in the overheating of the wheel end. A wheel-end fire could occur.

Certain Volvo model year 2010 XC70 vehicles manufactured from December 5, 2006, through October 1, 2009, fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The FMVSS label, tire and loading information label and a page in the owner’s manual contain incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressures according to FMVSS 110. n

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