Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 VNL trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst. This is the same defect that led Paccar, Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar to recall approximately 80,000 trucks.
More specifically, Volvo is recalling 3,138 VNL trucks model year 2016-19 and equipped with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines. In certain driving conditions, such as on a long down-hill grade, the fuel line may burst if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted, according to NHTSA.
Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine may also stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle's inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owners will be notified by Cummins. Dealers will replace the single-screen filter banjo bolt with a dual-screen filter banjo bolt at no charge. Recalls are scheduled to begin on Oct. 31. For questions, call Volvo customer service at 800-528-6586 with Volvo’s recall number RVXX1802. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-668.
Just the day before Volvo’s recall, Paccar issued a similar recall over the same defect for nearly 50,000 of its trucks. In August, the same recall was issued for 4,500 Freightliner/Western Star trucks and more than 26,000 International trucks.
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