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07-06-2013, 10:07 AM #1
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Recall: various 2007-2014 Volvo Trucks
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
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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)
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