Volvo Recalls 82 Faulty Trucks in China

Volvo (China) Investment Co Ltd will recall 82 of its imported trucks on the Chinese mainland starting on Friday due to defects in their steering system, China’s quality watchdog said on Friday.

The recall will involve imported FM, FH and FE trucks manufactured between Nov 29, 2010 and Jan 21, 2011, the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement posted on its website.

The affected trucks may have defects in the steering arm bolts, which could crack. If not repaired, the bolts could eventually fail, causing loss of steering control. The recall of the affected vehicles aims to replace the steering arm bolts, according to the statement.

Volvo (China) Investment Co Ltd will examine the truck series and replace the affected bolts to remove the potential hazard, said the statement.

Chinese owners of the imported trucks can call Volvo’ s hotline at 400-818-8999. Manufacturers will repair the faulty components at no charge, it said.

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