Safety Recall RVXX2201 – Sleeper Cabinets – 2022-2023 Volvo VN L4 & L4E (Sleeper) Trucks

March 1, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V115000

Improperly Bolted Cabinets

Improperly secured cabinets can detach during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V115

Manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 209

 

Summary

Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo Trucks) is recalling certain 2022-2023 VN L4 and L4E (Sleeper) trucks. The cabinets may be improperly secured to the walls due to the bolts being installed without the required washers.

 

Remedy

Dealers will install washers to the existing bolts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 30, 2022. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks’ customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks’ number for this recall is RVXX2201.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


Description of Defect:

On certain trucks, there is a potential for sleeper cabinets to pull away from walls, as bolts may have been installed without necessary washers.

In the event of an accident, the sleeper cabinets may pull free from the cab structure and potentially cause injury.

The repair will be an inspection of the mounting hardware and installation of the washer to the existing bolt as needed.

 

Models/ Model Years Affected: 

Certain 2022 and 2023 Volvo VN model vehicles manufactured from December 13, 2021 through January 12, 2022. Rev dates

 

Vehicle Quantities:

Volvo 227, (209 US, 18 Canada)

 

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 March 4, 2022.
  • Owner notification letters will be released on or before April 30, 2022.

If you have questions or concerns about this recall, contact the Regulatory Affairs Department at vtna.regulatoryaffairs@volvo.com.

 


SAFETY RECALL

Volvo Trucks North America

 

Date Number Release
03. 2022 RVXX2201 01

 

 

Sleeper Cabinet Hardware

VN

 

 

RECALL INFORMATION

 

(March 2022)

 

Volvo Trucks has determined that certain model year 2022-2023 trucks may have been built with incorrect cabinet mounting hardware. On affected population the mounting bolts used to secure the cabinets to the wall may not have received a necessary washer. In the event of an accident, the sleeper cabinets may pull free from the cab structure and potentially cause injury.

 

Volvo Trucks has not received any complaints or reports of injury; therefore, Volvo considers this as a proactive measure to protect the public and Volvo’s customers from the potential risk associated with this defect.

 

To ensure that these vehicles meet Volvo’s stringent quality requirements, follow the instructions outlined below to inspect the securing hardware and replacement as necessary.

 

VEHICLES AFFECTED 

Certain Volvo North America vehicles manufactured between December 13th, 2021, and January 12th, 2022.

 

VEHICLE QUANTITY 

There are 227 vehicles affected by this recall (209 U.S., 18 Canada).

 

Parts

Order parts through normal process as needed.

Part Number Part description Quantity
984736 Bolt As Needed
994848 Washer As Needed

 

Repair Instructions

1. Secure Vehicle for service.

2. Inspect all four cabinets mounting hardware, per inspection process and cabinet configurations below.

3. Replace all missing or damage cabinet mounting hardware as necessary.

4. Release vehicle for service.

 

Hardware Inspection

Visually inspect all cabinet mounting hardware for securing screws and washers (as seen below). Replace any missing or damaged hardware and torque to spec.

 

Tightening torque Screw

M8

24±4 Nm

(18 ±3 lb-ft)

 

Upper Left Cabinet

Contains two screws, at the bottom of the cabinet, to be inspected and replaced as necessary.

 

Lower Left Cabinet

Contains two screws, near the top of the cabinet, to be inspected and replaced as necessary.

 

NOTE: Depending on configuration of this cabinet, removal of drawer and/or sliding storage tray may be required to access mounting hardware. It is NOT necessary to remove refrigerator.

 

Upper Right Cabinet

Contains 4 screws, near the corners of the cabinet, to be inspected and replaced as necessary.

 

Lower Right Cabinet

Contains 2 screws, near the middle of the cabinet, to be inspected and replaced as necessary.

 


 

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VOLVO VN 2022-2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V115-5466.PDF 213.692KB

RCLRPT-22V115-5466

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V115-7667.pdf 645.949KB

RCAK-22V115-7667

 


Recall 573 Report- 03/04/2022

RCLRPT-22V115-6759.PDF 213.7KB

RCLRPT-22V115-6759

 


Recall 573 Report- 03/07/2022

RCLRPT-22V115-7249.PDF 213.707KB

RCLRPT-22V115-7249

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V115-9442.pdf 185.91KB

RCMN-22V115-9442

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V115&docType=RCL

 


 

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