Scania Australia Recalls 11 R-Series Trucks Over Minor Safety Default
Published On Mar 21, 2016
Scania is a leading marque in the heavy duty sector around the world. The company is known for its dedicated service and extreme emphasis on customer satisfaction. However, recently, the brand's Australian arm issued a recall for 11 of its heavy duty vehicles. All the Scania trucks belonged to its R series, which had been supplied to the owners through an indirect third source.
The vehicles have the serial numbers 5396706, 5396743, 5396757, 5396762, 9199697, 9199720, 9199730, 9199735, 9199745, 9199762, and 9199781. Scania had conveyed to customers that the affected vehicles were to be taken to the nearest branch for a charge-free part replacement over the faulty backrest.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) stated that the Swedish firm was concerned over the compromised safety standards in the specific truck models, and was recalling them to neutralise possibilities of jeopardised passenger security.
A notice from the ACCC said, “Due to a deviation in the processes of the supplier, there is a risk that backrests have been supplied with lower durability,” It added, “This could cause the occupant to be insufficiently restrained during a crash, which increases the risk of injury to the occupants.”
Scania's R trucks have been sold nationally from its wide network of touch points and dealers. The trucks have had a positive response in markets such as Australia, where long distance transport is a essential sector. The models are aptly designed for the needs of haulage, and they have helped numerous local companies build reliable and efficient fleets.