Mack trucks recalled over driveshaft issues


A number of Titan, Granite, Super-Liner and Trident trucks have been recalled

Mack trucks recalled over driveshaft issues
Mack has recalled 295 trucks.

 

Volvo Group Australia (VGA) has recalled 295 trucks across the Titan, Granite, Super-Liner and Trident ranges over driveshaft issues.

According to an Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) notice, under some circumstances the fitted driveshaft "could fail and separate at the centre bearing, disabling the vehicle."

"In the event of a driveshaft failure, there is potential for parts to fall onto the road, which may cause an accident hazard to other road users," the notice says.

The affected vehicles were sold nationally between January 27, 2012 and September 29, 2015.

In a media statement, VGA says the move is a "precautionary measure… due a potential incorrectly specified driveshaft."

"After receiving reports from the field, an investigation was launched through Mack Trucks Australia’s internal safety and quality processes and identified that in specific circumstances, a particular driveshaft may prematurely fail at the centre bearing, disabling the vehicle."

"This recall does not apply to all Mack Granite, Trident, Super-Liner and Titan trucks manufactured during this time, only the limited number fitted with the driveshaft in question.

VGA says has already begun to write to all affected customers, asking the owners to contact their closest authorised repairing dealership to organise an inspection and repairs.

"Mack Trucks Australia has already started contacting all impacted customers in writing, in accordance with its commitment to customer service and its legal obligations," it says.

"Work to rectify the impacted vehicles has already commenced, and replacement parts have been despatched to dealerships."

 

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