VOLVO FE 1996: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:LINES AND FITTINGS

Make : VOLVO Model : FE Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1986-10-01 - 1998-07-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V255000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-11-27 Date Received by ODI: 1998-10-14 Date Added to Database: 1998-10-15
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:LINES AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 95013
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CLASS 8 HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS. THE AIR SUSPENSION CONTROL VALVE SUPPLY LINE WAS NOT PLUMBED THROUGH AN AIR PRESSURE PROTECTION VALVE. IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE, THERE WOULD BE LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE IN THE 'B' SYSTEM AIR RESERVOIR THAT SUPPLIES AIR PRESSURE FOR THE FRONT STEER AXLE BRAKES.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NECESSARY AIR PRESSURE PROTECTION VALVE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING NOVEMBER 1998. 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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.