FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2016: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2012-09-24 - 2015-05-27
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V656000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-03 Date Received by ODI: 2016-09-13 Date Added to Database: 2016-09-13
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-721
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1039
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, to May 27, 2015 and equipped with compressed natural gas "CNG" engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module "PDM" that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due to its location, the PDM may be sprayed with water and contaminants from the road, possibly causing the PDM to short circuit.
Consequence:
      If the PDM short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire, especially if the nearby CNG tank leaks.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PDM, free of charge. An interim notice was mailed to owners on November 7, 2016. The recall began on March 3, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-721.
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.