FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA 2005: EQUIPMENT

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : COLUMBIA Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2001-07-11 - 2016-08-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V810000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-04-11 Date Received by ODI: 2017-12-15 Date Added to Database: 2017-12-20
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-759
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 24860
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2002-2017 Freightliner Cascadia, Century Class, Columbia and Coronado trucks and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, 5900 and 6900 trucks. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Consequence:
      In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and instruct them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall began on April 11, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712, or contact Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-759.
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.