Daimler Issues Recall of Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Due to Short Circuiting Concern

the power distribution module may melt or burn

Daimler Issues Recall of Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Due to Short Circuiting Concern
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September 26, 2016

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling more than 1,000 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due to its location, the PDM may be sprayed with water and contaminants from the road, possibly causing the PDM to short circuit.

If the PDM short circuits, there would be an increased risk of a fire, especially if the nearby CNG tank leaks.

The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PDM, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-721.