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Volvo VNR Electric trucks recalled for ‘aggressive’ braking with use of adaptive cruise control


Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall for certain VNR Electric models due to a sudden braking issue that could occur during the use of the truck’s adaptive cruise control system.

Volvo issued the recall on April 18, 2023.

The recall affects about 236 VNR Electric trucks manufactured between April 16, 2019, and October 19, 2022.

From National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents:

“During an adaptive cruise control braking event under light load conditions, regenerative braking could be aggressive with the potential of locking brakes and alternating anti-skid braking events, skidding the rear axle … overly aggressive brake event could result in loss of control which could result in vehicle crash.”

Volvo says that there have been no accidents to date associated with this issue.

Volvo plans to mail out owner notification letters on June 2, 2023.

As part of the remedy, dealers will remove the radar antenna bracket and radar antenna and reprogram the anti-lock braking system to turn adaptive cruise control off.


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