VOLVO FE 1993: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLVO Model : FE Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1988-09-26 - 1993-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V019001
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-03-08 Date Received by ODI: 2000-01-21 Date Added to Database: 2000-02-02
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: RVXX0001
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3633
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FONTAINE FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLIES, MODELS SL5WMS6125, SL5WMS7125, SL5WMS8125, SL5WMS9125, SL5WMS10125, SL5APM6125, SL5APM7125, SLAPM8125, SL5APM9125, SL5APM10125, SL5WMS-D, SL5APM-D, AND SL5BPS-D. IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THE FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN CAUSE CRACKING OF THE FIFTH WHEEL MOUNTING PLATE.
Consequence:
      UNDER THE TRAILER LOADING, THE MOUNTING PLATE COULD EVENTUALLY FAIL DUE TO FATIGUE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE MOUNTING PLATES THAT ARE CRACKED.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VOLVO TRUCK RECALL NO. RVXX0001.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 2000.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLVO TRUCKS AT 1-800-528-6586 OR FONTAINE AT 1-800-874-9780.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.