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.”

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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.