Operators are being warned about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.

We are aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, which were not manufactured or supplied by Scania, have failed on P400 lorries.

No front braking

Both lorries were 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.

We have been unable to identify the manufacturer but an image of one of the failed drums is shown above.

Let us know

We are asking operators to let us know if they have similar drums fitted to their lorries and their supplier by calling us 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¬†

 

Source: DVSA