DTNA Recalls 436k Freightliner & Western Star Trucks

DTNA Western Star & Freightliner Truck Recall Notice

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. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk…

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Freightliner Business Class M2 & SD Recalls

Business Class M2 Instrument Cluster Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD trucks. The affected trucks have been modified to be equipped with both left hand and right hand instrument clusters. Due to incompatibilities between the displays, the instrument clusters and/or turn signals may become unresponsive. CONSEQUENCE: Unresponsive instrument clusters and/or turn signals can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners,…

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2016-2017 Daimler Trucks RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America Chassis Frame Recall

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 FCCC XBR, XCL, XCM, and XCR recreational vehicle chassis manufactured January 1, 2016, to October 12, 2016, equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering…

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2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia PDM Recall

Freightliner Cascadia PDM Recall

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, to May 27, 2015 and equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due to its location, the PDM may be sprayed with water and contaminants from the road, possibly causing the PDM to short…

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Freightliner MotorHome Chassis Brake Recall

Freightliner RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR, and XCL motorhome chassis manufactured December 21, 2012, to December 22, 2015. On certain motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake activation signal to a towed device…

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Daimler Trucks New Electric Urban E-Truck

DTNA's New Urban Electric E-Truck

Daimler Trucks announced this week at the IAA 2016 commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, its future urban transportation strategy, which includes the company’s first electric truck, the Urban eTruck. After introducing its electric drivetrain concept in July, Daimler continued the project with the introduction of the Urban eTruck, an all-new electric truck concept for short-radius, zero-emissions goods distribution. The eTruck has a 200-km range, or approximately 125 miles, on a single charge…

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2017 Cascadia Most Connected Truck Ever

Fuel efficiency, connectivity, and safety are the hallmarks of the newest Freightliner Cascadia. In Daimler’s announcement of the new Freightliner flagship, the company said Daimler Trucks is the biggest truck producer in the United States and Canada. The newest model has also a significantly reduced cost of ownership. A combination of aerodynamic shape and powertrain components have improved fuel efficiency up to 8 percent over the company’s previous headliner, the 2016…

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ELD Mandate May Cost Fleets 15-20% More

ELD Government Mandate Rules

Large fleets that have adopted electronic logging devices (ELD’s) in recent years learned that productivity dropped, said Todd Amen, president of owner-operator financial services provider ATBS. “You lose 10 to 20 percent of your ability to run miles,” said Amen, on Friday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Most small fleets and independent owner-operators will wait until late 2017 to comply with the mandate, which takes effect in December…

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Thor Motor Coach Compression Brake Recall

Thor MotorCoach Tuscany MotorHome RV

SUMMARY: Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Tuscany motorhomes manufactured February 28, 2013, to August 31, 2015. The throttle pedal position sensor on the affected vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to suddenly not activate as expected, reducing the vehicle’s deceleration ability. CONSEQUENCE: A sudden loss of an engine brake without warning on a motorhome may lead to a reduced brake capacity,…

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