Volvo Recalls 125,000 Trucks in US for Fire Threat

Swedish truck maker is recalling three models built between 2003 and the present
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Dec 27, 2007 8:44 AM CST
Volvo's VHD series is being recalled.
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(Newser) – Volvo is pulling 125,000 trucks in North America into the shop to fix an electrical fault that could cause fires, reports the AP. Volvo VN and VT tractors and its VHD dump trucks built since 2003 are being recalled. Volvo in 2006 recalled 42,000 VN and VHD models for a fire hazard involving their inlet pipes.

A Volvo spokesman called the problem in the main circuit breaker of the trucks’ lighting system “serious” and, without elaborating, said they’ve had reports of several incidents. The world’s second largest truck maker said the repair would be performed for free.