FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2012: SEATS

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-12-22 - 2012-02-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V138000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-11-21 Date Received by ODI: 2012-04-02 Date Added to Database: 2012-04-02
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-624
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5247
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS "DTNA" IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA AND WESTERN STAR 4900 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 22, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 23, 2012. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN NATIONAL SEAT BRAND DRIVER"S SEATS. THESE SEAT BASES MAY HAVE OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION WELDS THAT MAY ALLOW THE SEAT TO BUCKLE UNEXPECTEDLY.
Consequence:
      AN UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT COULD AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROL AND VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL HAVE REPLACEMENT COMPONENTS INSTALLED BY DTNA AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITIES, FREE OF CHARGE. AN INTERIM LETTER WAS MAILED TO OWNERS ON MAY 16, 2012. THE RECALL TO PERFORM THE FINAL REMEDY BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DTNA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-624.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.