FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2018: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2007-03-27 - 2017-11-21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V761000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-05-09 Date Received by ODI: 2017-11-30 Date Added to Database: 2017-11-30
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-756
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 438255
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. After hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with a light application of the brake pedal.
Consequence:
      If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. Daimler issued interim notifications to owners on January 22, 2018. The recall began on May 9, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-756.
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.