DVSA issues lorry brake drum warning

DVSA issues lorry brake drum warning

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has warned operators about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.

The DVSA has said it’s aware of two cases where aftermarket drums, which were not manufactured or supplied by Scania, have failed on P400 lorries.

No front braking

Both lorries were reportedly left without front braking and were fully laden. The drums failed in the same way when the braking surface fractured and separated from the mounting ring. It is believed that this was not due to normal wear and tear. The DVSA has been unable to identify the manufacturer but an image of one of the failed drums is shown above.

Get in touch

The DVSA has asked operators to let it know if they have similar drums fitted to their lorries and their supplier by calling them on 0117 9543425 or emailing vsb@dvsa.gov.uk. Vehicle safety defects can also be reported at DVSA’s online vehicle recalls and faults service.

To report a safety defect, click here.

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