Vehicle Recalls

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Transport Canada has announced the following vehicle recalls:

1999 Volvo WX – (dual steer heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles) These vehicles do not comply with C.M.V.S.S. 121 – Air Brake Systems. The front steer axle brakes do not comply with the application and brake release times of the standard. Correction: A relay valve must be installed in the steer axle brake system.

1999 Kenworth T300, T600 and T800 – (vehicles equipped with Dana aluminum steering driveline) The drivelines in these vehicles may exceed 35 degrees in the U-joint angle. This creates the potential of the U-joint contacting the aluminum steering driveline causing a stress riser in the shaft, which could lead to premature failure of the steering driveline and loss of vehicle control. Correction: the aluminum steering driveline should be replaced with a steel driveline.

1995-99 Freightliner MT-45 and MT-55 – (step vans) The throttle cable may bind due to misalignment with the fuel pump lever. This could cause the throttle not to return to the idle position when the accelerator pedal is released. Correction: the bracket must be realigned and the throttle cable and ball joint should be inspected and replaced if necessary.

1998-99 Freightliner Cargo – (vehicles equipped with dual steering) The hydraulic valve which diverts power from one side to the other may malfunction due to pieces of rubber in the system, resulting in a potential loss of power assist or an inability to switch the power assist from one side to the other. Correction: the steering control valve and parking brake interlock must be inspected and replaced if necessary.

1998-99 Freightliner Argosy -The brake pedal pivot pin retainers may not have been properly installed, resulting in the potential loss of the brake pedal function. Correction: the brake pedal pivot pin must be replaced with a longer pin that prevents misinstallation of the retaining hitch pin.

1999 International 91001, 92001, 94001 and 99001 – These vehicles do not comply with C.M.V.S.S. 121 – Air Brake Systems. A defective check valve found in the air brake system can cause the maximum air pressure increase to be below the required standard of 100 psi. Correction: defective check valves must be replaced with new valves.

1994-99 International 4800 and 4900 – (vehicles equipped with Dana front axles) The s-cam on the front drive axles may experience interference with the knuckle stud as the brake lining wears. This would prevent the s-cam from rotating through its full range of motion. Correction: interfering knuckle studs must be shortened. n

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