Two truck makers have issued recall notices through the ACCC in recent weeks
The ACCC has been informed of a product recall issued by Volvo Group affecting a total of 331 UD Quons manufactured between 2017 and 2019.
Thee recall notice cites a potential problem with spare wheel assembly attachment bolts which may loosen and cause excessive vibration, and which in turn may cause the bolts to break.
The ACCC website says that if the bolts break and the spare wheel assembly separates from the vehicle, it could drop to the ground, posing an accident or injury risk to the vehicle occupants or other road users.
The ACCC says that affected owners will be contacted by Volvo by direct mail and will be advised to contact their nearest Volvo Group Australia dealer to organise an inspection and repair of the vehicle if required.
Also announcing a product recall last week was Penske Commercial Vehicles which has identified a problem with 67 2018 model year Western Star Trucks made between 23 March 2018 and 27 September 2018
The problem has been identified as an the exhaust gasket at the turbo/exhaust pipe join and at the exhaust pipe/aftertreatment device join which may not have been installed. The recall says that an audible and visual exhaust leak may be detectable from the affected areas and cause vehicles to potentially not meet the required emissions standards.
Western Star owners who may be affected should contact their authorised Western Star Truck dealer and quote campaign number FL822 to book their vehicle in for repair, free of charge.