2004 Volvo S60 Steering Linkages Recall

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2004 Volvo S60 Steering Linkages Recall

 NHTSA Recall #42139
NHTSA Compaign #04V029000
MFG Compaign #R133
 ManufacturerVOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.
 SupplierVOLVO
 BrandVOLVO
 ModelS60
 Model Year2004
 ComponentSTEERING:LINKAGES
 Date of notification16/02/04
 Begin date of manufacuring31/03/03
 End date of manufacturing06/10/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received16/01/04
 Report created21/01/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units29986
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the front control arms may not have been manufactured correctly and, as a result, the stud and nut that secure the arm to the spindle may lose their initial axial tension. Under certain driving conditions, the steering may become less responsive and the driver may experience steering wheel play.
 Consequence summaryThis driving condition could eventually lead to separation between the front control arm and the spindle, which could result in a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a new type of nut. Owner notification began on february 16, 2004. Owners should contact volvo cars at 1-800-458-1552.
 Recall notesVolvo recall no. R133. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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