Three truck OEMs issued recalls recently affecting nearly 2,000 trucks of various makes and models, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
The largest of the three recalls was issued by Volvo Trucks North America for an issue with the hubcaps on certain trucks. The recall affects about 1,050 model year 2021-2022 Volvo VNL, VNR, VHD and VAH models. In the affected trucks, the hubcap compression spring can cause the hubcap to separate, which could create a road hazard.
Volvo is still developing a remedy, NHTSA documents say, but in the interim, Volvo dealers will remove the hubcap for free. Owners can contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX-2102. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-417.
The hubcap recall also affects some 307 model year 2021-2022 Mack Anthem, Granite and Pinnacle trucks. Owners can contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177 with recall number SC0425. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-416.
A recall from Paccar affects about 612 model year 2018-2021 Peterbilt 337, 348, 365, 367, 520 and 567 models and Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, T800 and T880 trucks. In the affected trucks, the sealing washer may not seat correctly in the pilot bore holes, allowing the high-pressure fuel rail assembly to leak, which could spark a fire.
Dealers will inspect the rail threads and fuel lanes and replace the rail if necessary for free. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-425-828-5888 (Kenworth) with recall number 21KWC or 1-940-591-4220 (Peterbilt) with recall number 21PBD. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-391.