2011 Freightliner CORONADO Trailer Hitches Fifth Wheel Assembly Recall

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2011 Freightliner CORONADO Trailer Hitches Fifth Wheel Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #113997
NHTSA Compaign #15V616000
MFG Compaign #FL-692
 ManufacturerDaimler Trucks North America LLC
 SupplierFREIGHTLINER
 BrandFREIGHTLINER
 ModelCORONADO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentTRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification20/11/15
 Begin date of manufacuring05/04/10
 End date of manufacturing15/06/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/10/15
 Report created01/10/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5801
 Defect summaryDaimler trucks north america llc (dtna) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 cascadia, business class m2, coronado, and columbia glider vehicles manufactured april 5, 2010, to june 15, 2013. The affected trucks are equipped with fontaine ultra lt fifth wheel connectors, which, due to cumulative damage to the fifth wheel and its locking mechanism, have a locking mechanism that may fail to operate or to properly engage.
 Consequence summaryIf the fifth wheel and locking mechanism are sufficiently damaged, the locking mechanism may fail to operate as intended and the trailer may unexpectedly detach from the tractor, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDtna will notify owners, and dtna authorized service facilities will replace the fifth wheel with an ultra nt model fifth wheel, free of charge. The recall began on november 20, 2015. Owners may contact dtna customer service at 1-800-745-8000. Dtna's number for this recall is fl-692.
 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?

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