Volvo Recalls Trucks in North AmericaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden--Jan. 26, 2006--Volvo Trucks North America (STO:VOLVA) (STO:VOLVB) (BSE:VLV) has informed the US traffic safety authority NHTSA that the company is recalling 42 000 trucks of the models Volvo VN and VHD.
Volvo has discovered that the inlet pipes on the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system may crack or break. If these pipes are not repaired or replaced, components in the engine compartments may be exposed to hot exhaust gases. This might lead to a fire.
Volvo has become aware of a number of cases of heat damage. In two cases these have led to a fire, though without any personal injury.
Volvo Trucks North America will both inspect and replace any damaged parts and also install a heat shield on all trucks. This work is estimated to take about an hour.
Customers affected by the recall can continue to drive their trucks, but should be made aware of potential exhaust leaks or noise from the engine compartment. The driver should then stop the truck and check the pipes. Volvo is also urging customers to inspect the pipes during driver's routine pre-trip inspection.
All customers will be contacted by Volvo.
January 26, 2006
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