Speed control issue leads to recall of some 1,900 Volvo and Mack trucks

Updated Dec 5, 2023
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Almost 1,900 trucks are being recalled by  Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks because of an issue with vehicle speed control.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, Volvo Trucks is recalling more than 1,000 Volvo VN trucks model year 2023-24. Meanwhile, Mack Trucks is recalling more than 850 Mack Anthem, Granite, LR and TerraPro trucks, all model year 2023-24.

In affected Volvo and Mack trucks, the engine may not return to idle within two seconds if the accelerator pedal position sensor becomes disconnected. Because of this, the trucks do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 124, “Accelerator Control Systems.”

An engine that does not return to idle quickly enough can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA.

As of the filing of the recall on Nov. 22, the NHTSA said no remedy for the defect was available. Volvo and Mack Trucks are said to be developing a solution to the problem.

Notification letters to owners of affected trucks are expected to be mailed out on Jan. 21.

For questions about the Volvo Trucks recall, contact the company’s customer service at 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX2313. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 23V-793.

Questions about the Mack Trucks recall can be directed to the company’s customer service at 800-866-1177 with recall number SC0455. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 23V-792.