Volvo Trucks Recalls 25,000 Vehicles to Check Air Tank Strap

July 30, 2019 by Jerry Hirsch, @Jerryhirsch

Volvo Trucks North America will recall nearly 25,000 late-model trucks because of a problem anchoring the transmission auxiliary air tank.

The truck company will recall 2019 and 2020 model year VAH, VHD, VNL and VNR trucks. Workers assembling the vehicles might have over-tightened the t-bolt clasps on the transmission auxiliary air tank straps. This could create deformation to the strap where the t-bolt is anchored.

The deformation could cause the t-bolt to disconnect from the strap, allowing the tank to drop to the ground. The debris would create a road hazard.

Volvo said it has not received any reports of vehicle crashes as a result of this defect. But the company has launched the safety recall to protect its customers and other road users from the potential risk related to the defect.

Volvo Trucks will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the air tank strap, if necessary, free of charge. The recall will start Aug. 12. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 800-528-6586. Volvo Truck’s number for this recall is RVXX1904.

Jerry Hirsch June 28, 2019
Volvo Group will invest $400 million to expand and upgrade its heavy-duty truck plant in New River Valley, Va. and will add electric truck line.

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