GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America has agreed to recall certain model-year 2022-2023 Volvo VNL trucks which might “lose” their brake-system air tanks due to faulty fasteners.
The 412 Class 8 tractors within the recall population “went to a second stage manufacturer for installation of an APU (auxiliary power unit) which necessitated movement of the air tank mounting brackets,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-896.
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During this action, the bolts holding the brake-system air-tank fasteners might have been over torqued, resulting in the bolts failing and the tanks potentially falling, according to the NHTSA report.
NHTSA said the road debris resulting from the air tank falling off the truck could be a safety hazard to motorists.
The remedy includes retorquing or replacing the fastener bolts by a franchised dealer.
Dealers were scheduled to be notified by Volvo Trucks beginning Dec. 8th and owners by Dec. 21st.