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Volvo 850 dealer bulletin: too weak tire jacks for modelyear 1995 cars

Volvo 850 service bulletin

TIRE JACKS MAY NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY LOAD CAPACITY

1995 Volvo 850

NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Models: 1995 Volvo 850
Number of Affected Vehicles: 31315
Beginning Date of Manufacture: 1994 JUN Ending Date of Manufacture: 1995 JAN

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Passenger vehicles.
SYSTEM: Equipment; jacks.
FAULT:  Does not meet specs, Material, Heat treatment.
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT: Some of the jacks supplied with the vehicles do not have the necessary load capacity.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A raised vehicle can fall off the jack increasing the likelihood for personal injury or property damage.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Dealers will inspect and replace suspect jacks with a jack meeting the load requirements for these cars.
NOTE: If a new jack is not supplied to the vehicle owner free of charge within a reasonable time, please contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.

 

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