FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2016: EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2014-03-24 - 2015-11-09
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V143000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-05-12 Date Received by ODI: 2016-03-09 Date Added to Database: 2016-03-09
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-703
Component: EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8865
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured from March 24, 2014, through November 9, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC auxiliary units. On these units, there may be inadequate contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins causing a high electrical resistance resulting in excessive heat.
Consequence:
      The overheated connection can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector caps. Additionally, dealers will replace the harnesses if there is evidence of heat discoloration. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on May 12, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's recall number for this campaign is FL-703.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.