Electrical Issue in Bergstrom HVAC Units Leads to Truck Recall

Electrical Issue in Bergstrom HVAC Units Leads to Truck Recall
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March 21, 2016

Bergstrom has announced a recall for HVAC units due to an electrical error.

The manufacturer is recalling certain ParkSmart HVAC Auxiliary units manufactured for Freightliner Cascadia trucks. The recalled models are A22-69027-004, A22-69027-005, A22-72122-001, A22-72122-002, and BSM 1000627018. High electrical resistance from inadequate contact between the electrical connector on the compressor end of the harness and the electrical pins on the top of the compressor may result in excessive heat.

The overheated connection can increase the risk of a fire.

Bergstrom believes that about 10,000 units are potentially defective.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector caps. Additionally, dealers will replace the harnesses if there is evidence of heat discoloration. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Bergstrom customer service at (815) 874-7821.