Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) issued a recall for certain year 2013-2017 VNL and VNM truck models and certain model year 2017 VNX trucks. In the affected vehicles, incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.
If the brake system becomes contaminated, braking performance could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle control module and replace the air dryer filter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 17, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1608.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCLRPT-16V928-9880
VOLVO TRUCK DEALER NOTIFICATION LETTER PDF: RCMN-16V928-0213
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V928000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,127
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- VOLVO VNL 2013-2017
- VOLVO VNM 2013-2017
- VOLVO VNX 2017