Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled – 13,000 Recalls

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     FREIGHTLINER / CASCADIA     2007-2009
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 09, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V024000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13000
Summary: DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 13,000 2007-2009 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CAB SIGNAL-DETECT AND ACTIVATION MODULES (SAMS). POTENTIAL CORROSION DAMAGE DUE TO WATER INTRUSION INTO THE SAMS MAY CAUSE ELECTRICAL SHORTS OR INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF TAIL LAMPS, STOP LAMPS, SIDE MARKER LAMPS AND TRAILER LIGHTING. IN SOME CASES STARTER MOTORS HAVE ACTIVATED WITHOUT A KEY ON.
Consequence: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT IN THE CAB SAM OR CHASSIS SAM MAY CAUSE MELTING IN THE SAM OR OTHER ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS WHICH MAY CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR INDICATION OF WATER INTRUSION OR DAMAGE TO THE SAMS. SAMS WILL BE REPLACED AS REQUIRED AND MODIFICATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED TO CONTROL POSSIBLE SOURCES OF WATER INTRUSION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes: DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL NO. FL545. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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