Responding to NHTSA’s December recall list, Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have recalled some models. The recall involves some Volvo VNL models manufactured in 2002-03 and some 2003 Mack CH and CX models.
An estimated 6,939 VNL model trucks manufactured from April 2002 to November 2003 could be recalled, according to Volvo. Volvo began notifying owners Dec. 24 that an object left on the bunk while the bunk is in the stored position could switch on a bunk lamp, potentially resulting in a fire. Dealers are expected to install a bunk lamp with an on/off switch that can be pushed. NHTSA recall number: 03V516. Volvo recall number: RVXX0308.
Mack notified owners of certain chassis equipped with Dana steering axle assemblies that the steering arm could crack, allowing the ball stud to loosen, and potentially causing the driver to loose steering control. Dealers will inspect the integral knuckle and steering arm, replacing if needed. NHTSA recall number: 03V522.