Volvo Recalls Trucks with Bendix ABS

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a recall of vehicles equipped with Bendix EC-17 antilock braking systems (ABS). Volvo said it will recall 18,000 trucks in North America that are equipped with faulty antilock air brake controllers.

Spokesman Phil Romba said Volvo has begun notifying customers who own trucks with Bendix ABS built between December 1997 and August 7, 2000. Romba said the truck maker has received five reports of incidents that may be related to the brake defect, but knows of no accidents or injuries.

The company has stopped delivery of new trucks equipped with the Bendix system, Romba said. Volvo did not identify which models are affected by the recall.

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