Recalls alert: Leakage issue leads to recall of Volvo models
Published: April 27, 2012 11:38AM
Updated: April 27, 2012 11:38AM

The following products and vehicles were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unless otherwise indicated, discontinue use of the products immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about the products, call the manufacturer or CPSC’s toll-free hotline, 800-638-2772. Only some cars or trucks recalled are affected. Contact a dealer for your model to see if it is included in the recall. The dealer will tell you what to do.

Vehicles • Volvo 2011-2012 VHD and Volvo 2011-2013 VNL and VNM

Problem • In extremely cold conditions, Bendix relay valves may develop internal leakage, which can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brake, causing continuous brake application. Inadvertent brake application can cause the brakes to overheat, potentially leading to a fire or to the wheels locking up. Volvo will notify owners, and provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed for free. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks at 800-528-6586. Volvo’s recall number is RVXX1202.