Manufacturer ArvinMeritor recalled nearly 3,800 power train
drivelines because of the potential for parts to separate.
The recall affects certain high angle, inter-axle drivelines
with the model No. RPL20, shipped to Volvo Trucks North America and
Freightliner between June 15 and Aug. 28 of this year, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to the NHTSA recall summary, "an improper seated
or missing snap ring can result in the bearing cup to separate from the slip
If such a separation occurs, the vehicle could become
inoperable, or worse, separate in motion and cause a crash.
Volvo and Freightliner are notifying owners, and will
replace the defective parts at no charge, according to the recall notice.
Owners of this product are encouraged to contact their truck
manufacturer or contact ArvinMeritor directly at (243) 435-8793.
The NHTSA vehicle safety hotline is 1-888-327-4236.
Information is also available at the Web site, www.safercar.gov.