Recall RVXX2105 ZF Power Steering Pump Replacement – 2021 Volvo VNL

November 4, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V858000

Broken Shaft Seal May Cause Loss of Power Steering

A loss of power steering assist increases the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V858

Manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 3



Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo Trucks) is recalling certain 2021 VNL vehicles. A machining defect may cause pressure to build in the power steering pump, breaking the shaft seal and resulting in a loss of power steering assist.



Dealers will replace the power steering pumps, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2021. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks number for this recall is RVXX2105.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


ZF Power Steering Pump Replacement




(November, 2021)

Volvo has determined that certain model year 2021 trucks may have been built with a defective power steering pump. The possible defect in the power steering pump could cause it to leak power steering fluid. If this happens, there could be a loss of power steering assist. A loss of power steering assist may result in a sudden increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds. This could increase the risk of a crash.

Volvo Trucks has not received any complaints or reports of vehicle crashes because of this issue.

To ensure that these vehicles meet Volvo’s stringent safety standards, the replacement of the power steering pump will be required.



Certain Volvo North America vehicles manufactured between June 22, 2020 and August 17, 2020.



There are 3 vehicles affected by this recall (3 U.S., 0 Canada).


Parts Information

Part Number Part Names Quantity
21123415 Power Steering pump 1
8161532 Power steering pump mounting gasket 1
977937 Line Seals 2


Repair Instructions

1.Secure vehicle for service.

2.Remove and replace power steering pump referencing IMPACT operation ID 6453-03-02-01.

3.Release vehicle to service.


Chronology :

August 13, 2021 ZF notifies Volvo of potential issue on certain power steering pumps.

August 23, 2021 Volvo Product Safety Working Group (PSWG) opens investigation.

August 24, 2021 Initial review by PSWG.

September 23, 2021 Additional information received. PSWG notified that ZF filed Equipment Defect Report.

October 18, 2021 PSWG completes investigation. Decision made to raise to Product Safety Committee.

October 28, 2021 Product Safety Committee meets and determines a safety-related defect.

November 4, 2021 573 defect report submitted to NHTSA.


1 Affected Product




9 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-21V858-3217.pdf 157.777KB



ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V858-2515.pdf 216.417KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V858-4426.PDF 211.154KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V858-7825.pdf 231.717KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V858-4807.pdf 645.728KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V858-5380.PDF 213.778KB



Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-1

RCLQRT-21V858-1179.PDF 211.248KB



Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-2

RCLQRT-21V858-5035.PDF 211.331KB



Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2022-3

RCLQRT-21V858-9980.PDF 211.433KB



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