1998 VOLVO VOLVO TRUCK Investigation ID 81352

1998 VOLVO VOLVO TRUCK Defect Investigation Information

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NHTSA Action Number: PE04014 
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Vehicle/Equipment Make: VOLVO 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: VOLVO TRUCK 
Model Year: 1998 
Mfg Component Code: STEERING 
Manufacturer: VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA 
Date Opened: 02/05/2004 
Date Closed: 06/24/2004 
Subject: STEERING BINDING 
Summary: ODI'S PRELIMINARY EVALUATION FOCUSED ON THE POTENTIAL FOR A BROKEN, BENT, DEFORMED, FRAGMENTED OR DISPLACED TURN SIGNAL CANCELING RING ("TSCR"), VTNA PART NUMBER 1607363, TO RESTRICT THEVEHICLE OPERATOR'S ABILITY TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL.THE PE IDENTIFIED THIRTEEN VTNA WARRANTY CLAIMS THAT ALLEGE THAT THE TSCR HAD "FAILED" AND THAT THE VEHICLE STEERING EFFORT HAD BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED.TO DATE, ODI HAS NOT FOUND ANY SAMPLES OF A "FAILED" TSCR AND HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISH WHETHER A "FAILED" TSCR CAN OR CANNOT CONTRIBUTE TO INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.ODI BELIEVES THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO CONDUCT FURTHER INVESTIGATION(EA LEVEL) TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TSCR "FAILURES" AND TO ASSESS THE EFFECT, IF ANY, THAT THESE TYPES OF FAILURES COULD HAVE ON VEHICLE STEERING EFFORT.  
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