May 11, 2006
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 108,766 Volvo XC90 vehicles from the 2003 to 2006 model years because a ball joint may fail, which could lead to a crash.

NHTSA reports that the outer tie rod ball join can "deform at high loads" which may "eventually lead to a fatigue fracture for the outer tie rod ball joint."

As a result, NHTSA warns that the vehicle will be difficult to drive or maneuver and that will increase the risk of a crash.

Volvo dealers will replace the ball joint tie rods free of charge when the recall gets under way this month.

Volvo owners may contact the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or call Volvo at 1-800-458-4236.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).