Freightliner Custom Chassis Xc Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Custom Chassis Xc vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2012-12-03 due to a problem with the electrical system. Approximately 7594 vehicles were involved. Since 2010, Custom Chassis Xc's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the front. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for Freightliner Custom Chassis Xc
|2012-12-03||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-12-03)|
|Recall Summary:||Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis manufactured January 1, 2010, through September 20, 2012. The chassis are equipped with diode jumpers that may come loose in their connectors resulting in an open circuit. Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use.|
|Hazard:||Failure of the cruise control to disengage when the brakes are applied may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Without the brake lights illuminating when the brakes are applied, the driver's intent is not communicated, increasing the risk of a crash.|
|Remedy:||DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the diode jumpers to make sure they are fully locked in place and will correct the vehicles as needed. The recall began on December 26, 2012. Owners should contact Daimler Trucks Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after normal business hours.|
|Additional Info:||Daimler's recall campaign number is FL-634.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.|
|2012-06-12||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-06-12)|
|Recall Summary:||DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 FREIGHTLINER, WESTERN STAR, FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS TRUCKS, AND THOMAS BUILT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 18, 2012, THROUGH MAY 11, 2012, AND EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT AXLE-BRAND FRONT AXLE KNUCKLES. THE FRONT KNUCKLES ON THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A MACHINING ERROR IN THE WHEEL BEARING AREA WHICH MAY LEAD TO PREMATURE SPINDLE FAILURE.|
|Hazard:||IF THE SPINDLE FAILS, THE WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.|
|Remedy:||DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED COMPONENTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA TOLL FREE AT 1-800-547-0712.|
|Additional Info:||DAIMLER TRUCKS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS FL-629.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.|
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