2017 Freightliner CASCADIA Electrical System Recall

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2017 Freightliner CASCADIA Electrical System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #124178
NHTSA Compaign #16V656000
MFG Compaign #FL-721
 ManufacturerDaimler Trucks North America LLC
 Model Year2017
 Date of notification03/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring24/09/12
 End date of manufacturing27/05/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received13/09/16
 Report created13/09/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1039
 Defect summaryDaimler 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.
 Consequence summaryIf the pdm short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire, especially if the nearby cng tank leaks.
 Corrective actionDtna will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the pdm, free of charge. An interim notice was mailed to owners on november 7, 2016. The recall began on march 3, 2017. Owners may contact dtna customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Dtna's number for this recall is fl-721.
 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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