2010 Volvo VNL Power Train Clutch Assembly Recall

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2010 Volvo VNL Power Train Clutch Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #97141
NHTSA Compaign #13V268000
MFG Compaign #RVXX1303
 ManufacturerVolvo Trucks North America
 Model Year2010
 Date of notification26/08/13
 Begin date of manufacuring20/12/06
 End date of manufacturing22/05/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received26/06/13
 Report created28/06/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units23056
 Defect summaryVolvo trucks north america (volvo) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 vah, vhd, vnl, vnm, and vt models. The affected vehicles were built without a redundant clutch disengagement switch. Without a redundant switch, a loss of signal from the brake air pressure switch can prevent the clutch from automatically disengaging when the brake is applied.
 Consequence summaryWithout a signal to disengage the clutch when the brakes are applied, the distance required to stop the truck may lengthen, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolvo trucks will notify owners and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles if necessary. The recall began on august 26, 2013. Volvo's recall number is rvxx1303. Owners may contact volvo at 1-336-393-2000.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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