Volvo braking-related recall affects more than 6,000 trucks

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Updated Jan 18, 2017
Volvo is recalling certain 2013-2017 VNL, VNM and VNX trucks because the electric air dryers have the wrong settings.Volvo is recalling certain 2013-2017 VNL, VNM and VNX trucks because the electric air dryers have the wrong settings.

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 6,000 trucks because the electric air dryers on certain models are not set to the correct specifications, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company says the parameters for the dryers were set too low, at one-third of the required volume, which can cause oil and water to contaminate the brake system and affect brake performance in cold weather.

In total, Volvo is recalling 6,271 trucks manufactured between April 11, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2016. Affected models include certain 2013-2017 VNL, VNM and VNX trucks.

Volvo says the repair will involve reprogramming the trucks’ vehicle control modules with the correct parameters and replacing the air dryer filters. Dealers were alerted of the recall on Dec. 22, and truck owners bill be notified by Feb. 17.