Swedish truck-and-bus maker Volvo AB said
today it would recall 125,000 trucks in North America because of a
Tommy Kohle, a spokesman for the Goteborg-based company, said it
would recall the Volvo VN, Volvo VHD and Volvo VT models constructed
from 2003 to the present.
The trucks have been sold in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Kohle says there's a problem in the main switch in the lighting
system which can lead to an overheating in the component.
The company has received reports about the problem, Kohle said,
but it was not clear whether it had resulted in any serious
Kohle said Volvo would fix the problem free of charge.
Volvo has more than 80,000 employees worldwide. It sold its car
division to U.S.-based Ford Motor Co. in 1999.