RECALL Subject : Redundant Clutch Disengagement Signal , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: JUN 26, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V268000

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 23,003

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)

VOLVO VAH2007-2014
VOLVO VHD2007-2014
VOLVO VNL2007-2014
VOLVO VNM2007-2014
VOLVO VT2007-2014


Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo 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.

Without 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.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The recall is expected to begin by August 25, 2013. Volvo's recall number is RVXX1303. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000.

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