Volvo FH Series recall now underway

More than 1700 Volvo Trucks sold in Australia over electrical issue…

Volvo FH Series recall now underway

The recall of some Volvo FH Series trucks sold in Australia has commenced and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Volvo informed owners last month that the recall was in the works, the truck manufacturer at the time saying they were awaiting parts availability before commencing the action.

Now the ACCC recall notice has advised that the recall is now underway and a total of 1730 FH Series trucks are involved, all were sold in Australia between the 26th of November 2012 and the 12th of September 2016.

Is your Volvo truck being recalled? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advising that if moisture and dust get in between the electrical guide ways on the lamps Printed Circuit Board (PCB) or between the reflector and the PCB it could lead to a ‘soft’ short circuit.

In the event of a short circuit, the wiring harness may overheat, which may result in a fire.

Affected Volvo FH Series truck owners will be contacted by direct mail and asked to contact their closest authorised Volvo Group Australia (VGA) repairing dealerships to arrange for inspection and repair as soon as possible.

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  1. why in europe only 2008 models fh440 are being sold 80% this particular year did they have a recall issue in the truck? volvo fh 440 euro 5 2008 model

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