Safety & Compliance

Two Recalls Issued for Volvo Trucks

August 26, 2013

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The first of two new recalls by Volvo Trucks involves 381 model year 2013-2014 VNL vehicles manufactured April 2, 2012, through May 3, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor RPL-20 driveline transmission.

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin says the driveshaft is too weak for this application and may fail. Failure of the driveshaft can result in debris on the roadway and disabling of the truck, which can increase the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by October 9. Volvo's recall number is RVXX1305.

The second recall involves 17,824 model year 2011-2012 VAH, VHD, VNL, and VNM trucks manufactured February 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010 and June 1, 2011, through November 30, 2011.

A NHTSA bulletin says the windshield wiper motor may fail.

Volvo will notify owners and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9. Volvo's recall number is RVXX1304.

Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information on either recall.

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