Volvo Trucks North America said this week it is recalling 2,854 model year 2012-2015 VNL and VNM trucks that were manufactured May 31, 2011, to Dec. 1, 2014.
The truckmaker said that in some of the tractors, the trailer hand brake handle may not to return to the off position due to being restricted by the cut out in the trim panel.
If the brake handle does return to the off position, the trailer service brakes may drag, causing the wheel end to overheat and potentially cause a wheel end fire or tire blowout. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Volvo said it will notify truck owners, and Volvo dealers will inspect the trim panel slot and make it longer, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by Oct. 13, 2015. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at (800) 258-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1504.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov.