Volvo to recall 125,000 Class 8 trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America voluntarily is recalling 125,000 Class 8 trucks to replace circuit breakers that might cause fires, according to documentation at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

Volvo’s recall notice, dated Dec. 7, says the models affected are the VHD, VNL and VNM, all from years 2003-2008, and the VT from years 2005, 2007 and 2008. Most of the affected vehicles, about 105,000, were sold in the United States, Volvo’s notice says.

“On certain heavy duty trucks, the circuit protection (i.e. automatic circuit breakers) used to protect the vehicle lighting system may not provide adequate protection,” Volvo’s notice says. “If a short circuit occurs and is left untreated, components and wiring may be subject to overheating which could possibly result in a vehicle fire.”

Affected truck owners will be contacted on or before Feb. 25 and asked to bring their trucks to a Volvo dealership to have the circuit breakers replaced with fuses, Volvo’s notice says. Truck owners with questions can call Volvo at 800-528-6586, according to the notice.

To view the documentation, visit www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallsearch.cfm and search for NHTSA Campaign ID Number 07V573000.