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.
If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome’s actions, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, 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-723.
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-16v654-3198
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE REPORT: rclrpt-16v654-9841
Report Receipt Date: SEP 12, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V654000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,881
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FCCC XCL 2013-2016
- FCCC XCM 2013-2016
- FCCC XCR 2013-2016