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More Than 1,000 Volvo, Nearly 200 Freightliner Trucks Recalled


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Heavy Duty Trucking / August 4, 2014

Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.

All were manufactured Nov. 17, 2010, through Feb. 5, 2014, and equipped with enhanced cruise control and without side fairings.

In the affected vehicles, the active braking component of the enhanced cruise control can become disabled, according to NHTSA. If this happens the vehicle may not automatically activate the brakes as intended when the enhanced cruise control system is in use, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will update the control unit software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo's number for this recall is RVXX1402.

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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 194 model year 2015 Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, and Business Class M2 trucks manufactured March 20, 2014, through April 10, 2014.

Due to an axle manufacturing error, there may be weak spots in the beam of the affected axle assemblies, according to a NHTSA notice. The axle weak spots could cause the axle beam to bend or cause wheel separation, increasing the risk of a crash.

The axles were manufactured by Meritor, model MFS12143ANN. The recall is mostly confined to just the Daimler Trucks models.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the axle beams for certain manufacturing dates, and replace the ones manufactured within a certain date range, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Aug. 24.

Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-385-4357. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-662 Owners can also contact Meritor customer service at 1-248-435-1725. Meritor's number for this recall is C14AC.

Vehicle owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to the NHTSA website for more information.

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