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Recalls - 1990 VOLVO FE

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:LINES AND FITTINGS

Recall Number

98V255000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

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.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NECESSARY AIR PRESSURE PROTECTION VALVE.

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).


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:CONTROLS:HAND CONTROL

Recall Number

92V038000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE TRAILER HAND BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM MAY HAVE THE WRONG VALVE INSTALLED WHICH LIMITS THE AIR PRESSURE TO THE TRAILER BRAKES BELOW THE REQUIRED PRESSURE.

Defect Consequence

THE WRONG VALVE IN THE TRAILER HAND BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMCAN RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE AND POSSIBLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

INSTALL THE CORRECT HAND BRAKE CONTROL VALVE.

Notes

SYSTEM: AIR BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CLASS 7 AND 8 HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS.


Component Description

TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

00V019001

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

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.

Defect Consequence

UNDER THE TRAILER LOADING, THE MOUNTING PLATE COULD EVENTUALLY FAIL DUE TO FATIGUE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE MOUNTING PLATES THAT ARE CRACKED.

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).


Component Description

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Recall Number

97V158000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS. THE STEEL BRAIDED TETHER OF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IS DEFORMED AND CAN POSSIBLY BE CRACKED. THIS HAPPENS AS THE SEATS ARE BEING MOVED ON THE SLIDING RAIL, AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE OFTEN CAUGHT AND PINCHED UNDER THE SEAT FRAMES.

Defect Consequence

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE SEAT BELT BUCKLES WITH THE CABLE TETHER.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY NOVEMBER 1, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED


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