DVSA is warning operators about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.
DVSA are currently aware of two cases where aftermarket drums, not manufactured or supplied by Scania, failed on P400 lorries. Both lorries were left without front braking when the drums failed – the braking surface fractured and separated from the mounting ring – and both were fully laden. DVSA believe this was not due to normal wear and tear.
DVSA have been unable to identify the manufacturer but have released an image of one of the failed drums and are asking operators to let them know (on 0117 9543425 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if they have similar drums fitted to their lorries and their supplier. Vehicle safety defects can also be reported at DVSA’s online vehicle recalls and faults service.