Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 1,000 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured between Sept. 24, 2012 and May 27, 2015, that are 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.
Were the PDM to short, there would be an increased risk of a fire — especially if the nearby CNG tank leaks — according to Daimler.
DTNA announced it is notifying owners, and dealers will relocate the PDM free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 7, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-721.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov.