Truck Defect Results in Recall

The ACCC issued a safety alert recently for Volvo trucks sold in the past four years after being informed about a circuitry issue that may spark a fire. Since the discovery, a massive recall has been issued for the FH4 range sold between September 2012 and September 2016.

The recall notice states that moisture and dust can penetrate the “electrical guide ways” on the lamp’s Printed Circuit Board or between the reflector and the board, this could lead to a “soft” short circuit.

This can cause the wiring harness to overheat and ignite.

Volvo now has to contact owners by direct mail.

Owners and drivers that are uncertain can contact a Volvo Group Australia workshop and arrange an inspection and repair.

According to a spokesperson from the company, no local trucks have been affected by the fire.