VOLVO VT 2011: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLVO Model : VT Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2006-12-20 - 2013-05-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V268000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-08-26 Date Received by ODI: 2013-06-26 Date Added to Database: 2013-06-28
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: RVXX1303
Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 23056
Summary:
      Volvo Trucks North America "Volvo" is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM, and VT models. The affected vehicles were built without a redundant clutch disengagement switch. Without a redundant switch, a loss of signal from the brake air pressure switch can prevent the clutch from automatically disengaging when the brake is applied.
Consequence:
      Without a signal to disengage the clutch when the brakes are applied, the distance required to stop the truck may lengthen, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Volvo Trucks will notify owners and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles if necessary. The recall began on August 26, 2013. Volvo's recall number is RVXX1303. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.