Daimler Trucks North America, LLC ( DTNA ) is recalling certain 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. After hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with a light application of the brake pedal.
If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-756.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-17V761-4659
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V761-5152
MISCELLANEOUS DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT PDF: RMISC-17V761-8446
Report Receipt Date: NOV 30, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V761000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 436,095
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2008-2018
- WESTERN STAR 4700 2008-2018
- WESTERN STAR 4900 2008-2018
- WESTERN STAR 5700 2008-2018
- WESTERN STAR 6900 2008-2018