Freightliner Custom Chassis Recalled Due to Power Steering Loss
A steering issue is prompting an RV chassis recall from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).
The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCP chassis. The power steering fluid temperature may exceed the hose material ratings on some rear engine chassis built with certain 18,000 pound and 20,000 pound-load capacity front axles used in motor home applications. This can cause the hose to fail, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering fluid and power assist.
Loss of power steering assist would result in increased difficulty to steer the vehicle in either direction at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA is including about 130 vehicles in its recall.
The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering hose with a hose that has a higher temperature rating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 26, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact DTNA customer service at (800) 745-8000.