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Daimler Recalling Freightliner, Western Star Trucks for Engine Problem

October 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said this week it is recalling a number of its commercial trucks and buses following an engine problem.

The recall involves certain model year 2016 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, and 122SD, Western Star 4700 and 4900, Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, and Freightliner MT55 vehicles manufactured Aug. 7, 2015, to Aug. 26, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Cummins ISB6.7, ISL9, ISX12 or ISX15 engines with an engine control module (ECM) that may short circuit and blow a fuse resulting in the engine stalling without warning.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECM free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 28, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-690.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.