FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2013: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
|Make : FREIGHTLINER||Model : CASCADIA||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2010-04-05 - 2013-06-15|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V616000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2015-11-20||Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-01||Date Added to Database: 2015-10-01|
|Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-692|
|Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5801|
Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Cascadia, Business Class M2, Coronado, and Columbia Glider vehicles manufactured April 5, 2010, to June 15, 2013. The affected trucks are equipped with Fontaine Ultra LT Fifth Wheel connectors, which, due to cumulative damage to the fifth wheel and its locking mechanism, have a locking mechanism that may fail to operate or to properly engage.
If the fifth wheel and locking mechanism are sufficiently damaged, the locking mechanism may fail to operate as intended and the trailer may unexpectedly detach from the tractor, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and DTNA authorized service facilities will replace the fifth wheel with an Ultra NT model fifth wheel, free of charge. The recall began on November 20, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-692.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:|
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.