2017 Freightliner CASCADIA Electrical System Instrument Panel Recall

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2017 Freightliner CASCADIA Electrical System Instrument Panel Recall

 NHTSA Recall #136459
NHTSA Compaign #18V491000
MFG Compaign #FL-780
 ManufacturerDaimler Trucks North America LLC
 SupplierFREIGHTLINER
 BrandFREIGHTLINER
 ModelCASCADIA
 Model Year2017
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
 Date of notification05/03/19
 Begin date of manufacuring03/05/16
 End date of manufacturing11/07/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received20/07/18
 Report created31/07/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number121
Estimated number of affected units43584
 Defect summaryDaimler trucks north america, llc (dtna) is recalling certain 2017-2019 freightliner cascadia trucks. The instrument cluster unit (icu) may not perform the required bulb checks for the anti-lock brake system (abs) or electronic stability control (esc) if the ignition is turned from on to off to on too quickly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 121, "air brake systems," and 136, "electronic stability control systems on heavy vehicles."
 Consequence summaryWithout an abs or esc bulb check, the operator may unaware that the warning light bulbs are not working. If the warning bulbs are not working, in the event of an abs or esc malfunction, the driver may not be notified, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDtna will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the icu's to ensure a bulb check is performed each time the ignition is turned on, free of charge. Dtna issued owners an interim notification on september 18, 2018. The recall began march 5, 2019. Owners may contact dtna customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Dtna's number for this recall is fl-780.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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