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Volvo VHD Recall, Volve VNL Recall, Brake Fire Danger

Volvo Brake Fire Danger Causes VHD and VNL Recall
Report Receipt Date: APR 22, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V152000 
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 701 

Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America
SUMMARY:
Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 VHD and VNL vehicles manufactured December 13, 2010, through July 17, 2012. These vehicles are equipped with an MGM Type 24 J-series piston parking brake chamber. The brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
CONSEQUENCE:
Overheated brake components could result in a fire.


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