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 circuit.
If the PDM short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire, especially if the nearby CNG tank leaks.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PDM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-721.
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-16v656-8446
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: rclrpt-16v656-7595
DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT WITH CHRONOLOGY: rmisc-16v656-8841
Report Receipt Date: SEP 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V656000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,007
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2013-2017