FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2007: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-12-01 - 2008-12-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 09V024000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-02-13 Date Received by ODI: 2009-01-22 Date Added to Database: 2009-01-22
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL545
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14181
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 14181 MY 2007-2009 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CAB SIGNAL-DETECT AND ACTIVATION MODULES "SAMS". POTENTIAL CORROSION DAMAGE DUE TO WATER INTRUSION INTO THE SAMS MAY CAUSE ELECTRICAL SHORTS OR INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF TAIL LAMPS, STOP LAMPS, SIDE MARKER LAMPS AND TRAILER LIGHTING. IN SOME CASES STARTER MOTORS HAVE ACTIVATED WITHOUT A KEY ON.
Consequence:
      AN ELECTRICAL SHORT IN THE CAB SAM OR CHASSIS SAM MAY CAUSE MELTING IN THE SAM OR OTHER ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS WHICH MAY CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR INDICATION OF WATER INTRUSION OR DAMAGE TO THE SAMS. SAMS WILL BE REPLACED AS REQUIRED AND MODIFICATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED TO CONTROL POSSIBLE SOURCES OF WATER INTRUSION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL NO. FL545.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .