Safety Recall RVXX1905 – Meritor FF967 Front Axle – 2015 Volvo VNL

August 21, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V617000

Axles May Fracture/Loss of Vehicle Control

Fracture of the axle beam can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V617

Manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 20

 

Summary

Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo Trucks) is recalling certain 2015 VNL vehicles equipped with Meritor FF967 Non-Drive Front Steer axles. The axles missed the heat treating operation during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing the axle beams to fracture.

 

Remedy

Volvo Trucks will notify the affected vehicle owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the axles as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 18, 2019. Owners may contact Meritor customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks’ number for this recall is RVXX1905.

 

Notes

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 www.safercar.gov.


Description of Defect: 

There are thirty-three (33) 2015 VNL model trucks in total that may have been manufactured with a Meritor Model FF967 Non-Drive Front Steer axle with incorrect heat treatment (Reference Meritor Safety related defect report 19E-049).

 

Models/ Model Years Affected: 

Volvo: Certain MY 2015 VNL model vehicles manufactured from June 4, 2014 through June 11, 2014.

 

Vehicle Quantities: 

Volvo: 33 vehicles (20 in the U.S., 9 in Canada and 4 in Mexico).

 

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:

  • Vehicle list will be posted on the Trucks Dealer Portal August 29, 2019.
  • Owner notification letters will be released on or before October 18, 2019.

If you have questions or concerns about this recall, contact the Regulatory Affairs Department at [email protected]volvo.com.


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VOLVO VNL 2015

3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V617-1446.pdf 244.785KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-19V617-6490.pdf 126.211KB

Download (PDF, 123KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V617-1143.PDF 213.237KB

Download (PDF, 208KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V617&docType=RCL


 

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