GREENVILLE, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 15,000 trucks of varying models due to a potential brake-pedal issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports.
According to NHTSA Recall Report 20V-536, Volvo is recalling certain 2020-21 VAH, VHD, VNL and VNR models built between Sept. 2019 and August 2020 because the brake pedal may break at one of its attachment points. A broken pedal might function properly, thus increasing the risk of a crash.
The root issue, according to the report, “The die cast pedal plate may have a casting process issue that can result in failure of the pedal plate at one of three attachment ears that support the brake pedal shaft.”
Volvo and its supplier are still reviewing the population of vehicles produced in the above period – 15,156 – to determine the extent of the issue.
The difference between recalled and non-recalled vehicles: the recall products may contain a casting defect (i.e. a crack), where the non-recalled vehicles will have pedal plates that are not suspect as having a casting defect (i.e. crack).
Volvo will notify owners of affected trucks beginning Oct. 30th. Dealers will inspect and replace the pedal plates as needed.