STOCKHOLM -- Volvo, one of Ford Motor Co.'s most profitable brands, said on Tuesday it was recalling more than 105,000 cars with a steering defect sold in 78 countries.
Volvo press officer Peter Ganjbar said the recall affected Volvo S60, S80 and V70 models built between March 31 and Oct. 12.
No accidents involving these cars had been reported, Ganjbar said.
The defect concerned "the ball-joint nuts in the front-control arms," he said.
"This may cause the steering wheel to go out of alignment."
Of the 105,381 Volvo cars being recalled 29,786 were in the United States, 17,081 in Sweden and 9,715 in Britain, Ganjbar said.