Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM and VT model trucks due to a lack of a redundant clutch disengagement switch that could cause braking problems.
The recall notice was issued June 26, and affected year models are 2007-2014. Without the redundant clutch disengagement switch, “the distance required to stop the truck may lengthen, increasing the risk of a crash,” says Volvo’s recall, which also says about 23,000 trucks are affected by the issue.
The truck maker is still developing a remedy, but the recall is expected to begin Aug. 25, says the notice. The recall number is RVXX1303, and affected owners may contact Volvo at 336-393-2000.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.