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Some Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled Due to Wiring

January 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling some 2013-2014 model year Freightliner Cascadia trucks that were manufactured between Dec. 11, 2012, and Nov. 27, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor Wabco electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) system.

In the affected vehicles, the wiring harnesses for the ECAS may have been reversed. If the wiring harnesses are connected in reverse, it may adjust the suspension axle height incorrectly, reducing driving traction and parking brake effectiveness. Either result increases the risk of a crash.

Daimler said it will notify the owners, and dealers will inspect the ECAS wiring, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 16. Owners may contact Daimler at (800) 547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-656.

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