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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Daimler Trucks recalls more than 45,000 Cascadias over instrument panel issue


Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 45,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for issues with the instrument panel, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents.

More specifically, Cascadia trucks model year 2017-19 are affected by the recall. According to NHTSA, the ignition control unit may not perform the required bulb checks for the anti-lock brake system or electronic stability control if the ignition is turned from on to off to on too quickly. This goes against Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems,” and 136, “Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles.”

Daimler Trucks North America says it plans to notify owners of affected vehicles. Dealers will reprogram the ignition control unit to ensure a bulb check is performed each time the ignition is turned on. The recall is scheduled for Sept. 17.

For questions, call Daimler Trucks North America’s customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL-780. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-491.