Brake Defect Prompts Daimler to Recall Certain Motorhome Chassis
the trailer brakes may stay activated
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling more than 1,800 model year 2013-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR, and XCL motorhome chassis.
On the affected motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released.
If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer.
As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat potentially resulting in a fire.
Additionally, following drivers may be confused by the motorhome's actions, increasing the risk of a crash.
This recall is expected to begin on November 7, 2016.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge.
For further information on this recall, consumers may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-723.