Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Volvo Recalling 2011-2013 VHD and VNL Trucks for Potential Brake Fire

Volvo Model VHD Volvo Model VHD

Volvo Model VNL Volvo Model VNL

Report Receipt Date: APR 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V152000
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 701
Vehicle Make Mode - Model Year(s): VOLVO VHD 2011-2013 & VOLVO VNL 2011-2013
Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America
SUMMARY: Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 VHD and VNL vehicles manufactured December 13, 2010, through July 17, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with an MGM Type 24 J-series piston parking brake chamber. The brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
CONSEQUENCE: Overheated brake components could result in a fire.
REMEDY: Volvo will notify owners and the brake chambers will be replaced as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, June 17, 2013. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000. Volvo's campaign recall number is RVXX1302.
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.