Recently, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, announced a recall of approximately 8, 406 of its S80 passenger vehicles from model year 2007 due to a steering defect. The vehicles were manufactured between March 2006 and May 2007.
The recall was prompted after it was discovered that the power steering reservoir return hose in the affected vehicles may not have been routed correctly. This can cause an increase in pressure in the power steering system. Due to this increased pressure, the power steering return hose may burst at the steering gear, which would result in a loss of power steering fluid. Should this occur, the driver may experience an unexpected loss of power steering, which increases the risk of an accident.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be instructed to take the vehicle to a Volvo dealership, where dealers will inspect the routing of the power steering reservoir return hose. If necessary, repairs will be made at no cost to consumers. This recall is expected to begin sometime during August.
Consumers with questions can contact Volvo by calling 1-201-768-7300 and reference Volvo Safety Recall Number R246. To learn more about the recall, vehicle owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by calling their Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visiting http://www.SaferCar.gov.
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