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Volvo recalling more trucks over problems with ball joints

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Volvo is recalling certain VNL, VNM and VT trucks with model years ranging from 2009 to 2016. The recall is due to an issue with front suspension ball joints and is an extension of another recall, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

More specifically, certain 2009-2010 VT and 2016 VNL and VNM trucks are included in the recall. Affected trucks are equipped with USK non-greasable drag links that may experience corrosion of the ball joints due to the seals being compromised, possibly resulting in accelerated wear and failure of the ball joint. Separation of the socket may occur, resulting in loss of steering and increasing the chances of a crash.

This recall is an extension of a previous recall from October 2015. In the October recall, only 2009-2015 VN trucks were affected. More than 8,000 vehicles were recalled.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Volvo and will have the drag links replaced for free. Volvo is expected to begin the recall on April 15. For more information, call 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1601.

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