Safety Recall, RVXX1801, Jost Fifth Wheel – 2019 Volvo VNL & VNR Trucks

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V542
Manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America
Potential Number of Units Affected 69


Trailer may Separate from Fifth Wheel

If the trailer separates from the tractor, it can increase the risk of a crash.



Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain 2019 Volvo VNL and VNR trucks equipped with Jost fifth wheel couplings. The fifth wheel may have an outboard slider bracket that is too narrow, possibly allowing the trailer to separate from the tractor.



Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fifth wheel slider bracket, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall RVXX1801.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to



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Bulletin: SRA-V18-01
Date: Sept. 11, 2018
Action Required? YES


From: Regulatory Affairs Department

Subject: Safety Recall, RVXX1801, Jost Fifth Wheel


Jost International (Jost) may have sent a fifth wheel (1 in total) with a prototype component to Volvo Truck’s manufacturing facility. Specifically, the slide bracket width is too narrow. The potential consequence is that the fifth wheel may fail and cause the trailer to separate from the tractor.


Models/ Model Years Affected:

Certain 2018 VNL and VNR model vehicles manufactured from June 9, 2018 to June 29, 2018 with a Jost brand fifth wheel


Vehicle Quantities:

69 vehicles (all U.S.)


Dealer’s Responsibility:

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires dealers to ensure that all new and used vehicles are free of safety defects and comply with all relevant safety standards at the time of delivery to the consumer.

Dealers should make their personnel aware of the safety recall. In the event that a dealer has a vehicle included in the safety recall in their inventory to be sold, the condition must be corrected before releasing it to a customer.


Release Schedule: 

September 11, 2018 Notify dealers.

  • Safety recall alert posted on dealer portal

By October 1, 2018 Notify Owners

  • Warranty coverage loaded in UCHP
  • Inspection/ replacement literature available to dealers and service centers.
  • Letters mailed to owners


Contact the Regulatory Affairs Department at [email protected] if you have questions.


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For the most current and accurate information, always refer to Trucks Dealer Portal for the electronic version of this document.

Safety Recall, RVXX1801, Jost Fifth Wheel

Sept. 11, 2018

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September 11, 2018

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