Nearly 2000 trucks recalled since November

Check out if your rig has been affected by the recalls

We know there is nothing worse than finding out your beloved truck has been recalled and needs some fixing, however, it’s important to get it done, and get it done quick.

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Read through the list below to ensure your truck is safe for long hauls on the highway.

MACK

Volvo Group has issued a recall for 13 of its Mack trucks due to a manufacturing defect.

The affected models include the ANA, CLX, CMH, and CSM in the year range 2021-2022.

Volvo Group warns that the gear set within the power steering assembly may have been installed incorrectly, resulting in a loss of steering control.

“A loss of steering control could increase the risk of an accident, causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users,” the recall notice says.

Affected Mack vehicle identification numbers are:

  • 6FMAN1GT1MD812848
  • 6FMML3NR3ND813023
  • 6FMSL2GT0MD812856
  • 6FMSL2GT5MD812853
  • 6FMSL2GR8ND812996
  • 6FMSL2GR5ND813040
  • 6FMML3TR8ND813053
  • 6FMTR1GR7MD812791
  • 6FMTR1GR8MD812802
  • 6FMSL2GT1MD812882
  • 6FMSL2GT0MD812808
  • 6FMTR1GR6MD812877
  • 6FMAN1GT7MD812871

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their preferred Volvo Group dealership to have work carried out to fix the problem, free of charge.

You can find your nearest dealership here.

KENWORTH

Paccar Australia has issued a recall for 1,197 of its 2018-2023 Kenworth T360 and T360A models.

Citing a manufacturing defect, the vehicle’s air system may experience a delay in charging the front brake circuit which could result in a loss of braking performance of the front brakes.

The notice reads, “a warning lamp and buzzer will activate in case of low brake pressure.”

Luckily, rear axle and trailer braking are not impacted by this issue.

According to the notice, affected units are not compliant with Australian Design Rule 35/06 – Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems.

Paccar urges owners of affected vehicles to immediately contact their preferred Kenworth dealership to have the work carried out, free of charge.

For more information, call 03 9721 1500, or visit the contact website here.

MERCEDES & FREIGHTLINERS

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has issued a recall notice for 155 of its Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models in the year range 2022-23.

255 Freighliner Cascadia models that have been fitted with a Detroit Diesel DD16 engine in the year range 2021-2023 have also been issued recalls.

The Mercedes-Benz recall is because the threaded connections securing the oil pressure line may not have been tightened sufficiently.

As a result, oil could leak into the engine bay and accumulate in the presence of an ignition source resulting in a vehicle fire.

“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property,” the notice says.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by an authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership in writing and should have rectification work carried out as soon as possible, free of charge.

Alternatively, a full list of authorised dealerships can be found at www.mercedes-benz-trucks.com or by calling 1800 033 557.

The Freightliner recall concerns a software issue with the Engine Control Module (ECM), in which the vehicle may release air pollutants that exceed the standards set in Australian Design Rule (ADR) 80/03.

There is no safety hazard and the defect will not affect the performance of the vehicle.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership and to arrange an appointment to have the ECU reprogrammed, free of charge.

HINO

Hino has issued a recall for a number of affected 300 Series units due to a software defect.

The vehicle manufacturer says a warning message that indicates when the Automatic Clutch Unit (ACU) motors require replacement may not operate as intended.

This may cause the ACU to stop functioning and result in a loss of motive power.

Hino asks affected owners for their patience while new parts are being ordered, and advises them to contact the nearest authorised Hino dealer to rectify their vehicle, free of charge.

In the meantime you can contact the Hino Care Centre at 1300 014 466 or on their email at customersupport@hino.com.au.

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