More than 1,000 Volvo VNLs with clutch issue recalled

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | 3/4/2019

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 1,000 Volvo VNL trucks over an issue with the clutch assembly. The recall is similar to recalls issued by Paccar and Daimler Trucks North America that affected more than 30,000 trucks.

More specifically, Volvo is recalling 1,220 model year 2018-19 Volvo VNL trucks with automated manual transmissions. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, an internal component in the clutch assembly may fail, possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement.

Volvo has already notified owners of affected trucks. Dealers will update the transmission control module software for free. For questions, call Volvo customer service at 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1901. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 19V-032.

Earlier this year, Daimler recalled nearly 7,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks for the same issue. Paccar recalled more than 25,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with automated manual transmissions that also had a compromised clutch assembly.




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