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Daimler Recalling New Trucks Due to Cummins Engine Issue

July 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

Daimler Trucks North America said Friday it is recalling about 268 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, 122SD, Western Star 4900SA and 4900FA, and FCCC XCM and XCP trucks manufactured from March 14, 2016, through May 18, 2016.

These trucks are equipped with a Cummins ISX12 or ISX15 engine using certain engine control modules (ECM). These ECM’s may experience an internal electrical short that can cause a fuse to blow, resulting in an unexpected engine stall without the ability to restart the engine.

An engine stall without the ability to restart the engine can increase the risk of a crash.

Cummins will notify owners, and Cummins dealers will install a new ECM, and correct ECM calibrations, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 547-0712, or Cummins customer service at (800) 343-7357. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-715.

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