FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2018: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-05-03 - 2016-07-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V491000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-03-05 Date Received by ODI: 2018-07-20 Date Added to Database: 2018-07-31
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-780
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 43584
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2017-2019 Freightliner Cascadia trucks. The Instrument Cluster Unit "ICU" may not perform the required bulb checks for the Anti-lock Brake System "ABS" or Electronic Stability Control "ESC" if the ignition is turned from on to off to on too quickly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 121, "Air Brake Systems," and 136, "Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles."
Consequence:
      Without an ABS or ESC bulb check, the operator may unaware that the warning light bulbs are not working. If the warning bulbs are not working, in the event of an ABS or ESC malfunction, the driver may not be notified, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ICU's to ensure a bulb check is performed each time the ignition is turned on, free of charge. Also, the sub-population with Tire Pressure Monitoring "TMPS" will also require replacement parts, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on September 18, 2018. The recall began March 5, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-780.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
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.