FREIGHTLINER MT-45 2012: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : MT-45 Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2008-08-27 - 2013-12-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V634000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-02-05 Date Received by ODI: 2013-12-16 Date Added to Database: 2013-12-24
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-657
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 255
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 model year Freightliner Business Class M2 and Freightliner Custom Chassis MT45 and MT55 chassis manufactured August 27, 2008, through December 10, 2013 and equipped with Eaton hybrid automated transmissions. The software controlling the affected transmissions may improperly raise the vehicle's engine speed during downshifts without the driver's input.
Consequence:
      The increase in engine speed may result in unintended acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners and dealers will update the hybrid transmission software, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-503-745-6910. DTNA's recall number is FL-657.
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.