Safety issue for Scania

Some Australian Scania buses have been affected by a Safety Product Recall recently

Scania Australia is actively contacting customers who have been affected by a recent Safety Product Recall notice.

The notice was issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission late October and is in relation the column bracket on some buses.

"There have been instances of the steering wheel making contact with the steering column when the steering wheel has been adjusted to its lowest position and is turned at the same time," reads the notice.

"More effort may be required to turn the steering wheel. Reduced steering capacity may pose a hazard to the driver and other road users."

A spokesperson for Scania Australia says the company is conducting a safety campaign for a small number of vehicles as per the recall notice.

"We have a solution in place for the issue," they say.

"There have been no incidents in Australia of any of our vehicles being affected by the steering issue."

Scania is proactively contacting customers but many of the vehicles affected have not yet been delivered.

"We anticipate that the rectification work can be carried out in a very short space of time by our workshops by adding a small component and we have the components in stock," they say.

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