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October 5, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V703000
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts

Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V703000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,534

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Cascadia, Business Class M2, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation S2C 106 Cab, S2G Cab Chassis, XCL, XCM, XBS, XCP, XCR, Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 trucks. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will check and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-794.
 

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October 19, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V742000
Brake Lights Remain Activated After Pedal Release

If the brake lights remain activated, other drivers may be unaware that the vehicle is actually slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V742000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,326

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The brakes lights on these vehicles may remain activated after the brake pedal is released.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-799.
 

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October 24, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V743000
Incorrect Door Lever Prevents Door From Opening


In the event of a crash, if the right side doors cannot be opened, it could increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V743000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 76

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The right side door latches may have been built with incorrect components. As a result, when the doors are electronically unlocked, the right-side doors may not be able to be opened from inside or outside of the vehicle.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the locks if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2018. Owners may contact DVUSA at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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November 9, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V787000
Driver's Frontal Air Bag May Deploy Unexpectedly

If the driver's frontal air bag deploys unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V787000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,894

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The driver's frontal air bag may deploy unexpectedly.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will modify the wiring leading to the steering wheel clockspring and ensure that it is properly grounded, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL800.
 

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November 29, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V837000
Fuel Hose may Leak in Engine Compartment

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V837000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 12,383

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The fuel hose in the engine compartment may leak at the lower connecting point of the transition hose, between the underbody fuel line and the Schrader valve and/or where the fuel line connects to the fuel pump.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected hose and clamp, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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December 19, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V903000
Vehicle may Move after Clutch Component Fails


Unintended vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V903000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,795

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Cascadia, Business Class M2, Western Star 4700, 4900, and 5700 vehicles, equipped with certain Eaton ECA heavy-duty truck clutches. An internal component in the clutch assembly may fail, possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software, and repair any physical components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 16, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-803.
 

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January 8, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V003000
Driver Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V003000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 71,301

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the driver frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy


DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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January 31, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V070000
Loss of Steering without Warning

The steering shaft disconnecting from the steering gear can cause a sudden loss of steering control, increasing risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V070000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,358

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (Daimler Vans) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VS30 vehicles. The steering shaft that connects to the steering gear may disconnect without warning.

Remedy

Daimler Vans will notify owners, advising them to stop driving the vehicle immediately. Dealers will inspect the bolts connecting the steering shaft to the steering gear, fully tightening and/or adjusting them, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Daimler Van's customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Daimler Van's number for this recall is 2019010006.
 

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December 19, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V913000
Steering and Tie Rod Arm Bolts may be Loose

Loose tie rod arm bolts may lead to separation of the tie rod arm and disconnect of the front wheels of the vehicle, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V913000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STEERING, SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 501

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Freightliner 114SD, 122SD, 108SD, Cascadia and Business class M2 trucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis XBS, XCL, XCM, MT45, MT55, S2G, S2RV, XCR and XCS custom chassis and Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 trucks equipped with Detroit Axle axles. The affected vehicles may have loose steering and tie rod arm bolts.

Remedy


DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the steering arm and tie rod arm bolts for to make sure that they are properly tightened, installing new fasteners as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 9, 2019. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-802.
 

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December 19, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V914000
Steering and Tie Rod Arm Bolts may be Loose


Loose tie rod arm bolts may lead to separation of the tie rod arm, affecting vehicle steering, and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V914000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STEERING, SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 73

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX, C2, and EFX School Buses, equipped with Detroit Axle axles. The affected vehicles may have loose steering tie rod arm bolts.

Remedy

DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the steering arm and tie rod arm bolts for to make sure that they are properly

tightened, installing new fasteners as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 9, 2019. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-802.
 

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December 21, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V929000
Blown Ignition Fuse can Cause an Engine Shutdown


An engine shutdown without the ability to restart increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V929000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 40

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses equipped with an optional auxiliary outlet powered by the ignition and accessory power circuits. An electrical overload on the auxiliary circuit may cause the ignition fuse to open and the engine to shut down.

Remedy


DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will modify the wiring to prevent the power port from affecting the ignition circuit, free of charge. DTNA mailed owners an interim letter on February 1, 2019 to notify them of the issue and will mail a second notification when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-804.
 

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December 21, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V930000
Blown Ignition Fuse can Cause an Engine Shutdown

An engine shutdown without the ability to restart increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V930000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,423

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses equipped with an optional auxiliary outlet powered by the ignition and accessory power circuits. An electrical overload on the auxiliary circuit may cause the ignition fuse to open and the engine to shut down.

Remedy

DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will modify the wiring to prevent the power port from affecting the ignition circuit, free of charge. DTNA mailed an interim letter on February 1, 2019 to notify owners of the issue and will mail a second notification when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-804.
 

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February 22, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V121000
Rear Fog Lights May Not Turn On


The lack of functioning rear fog lamps prevents the enhanced visibility of the vehicle to other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V121000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,197

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VS30 vehicles equipped with LED rear fog lights. The lights may not illuminate, despite the rear fog light switch being turned on.

Remedy


DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software settings of the control unit body controller, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 19, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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March 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V170000
Wheelchair Lift can be used Without Parking Brake


When the vehicle is in neutral with the ignition and the parking brake off, the vehicle may move. Using the wheelchair lift during this time can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V170000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Potential Number of Units Affected 410

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2003-2019 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses built on a Ford chassis equipped with a specific wheelchair lift option. The wheelchair lift can be operated without the parking brake being engaged after they key is turned off.

Remedy

DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will modify the wheelchair lift wiring harness, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on April 10, 2019. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-811.
 

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March 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V171000
Odometer Reads Kilometers but Displays as Miles


The odometer failing to register the correct distance travelled could cause driver confusion, as well as possible incorrect assumptions about driver speed. An incorrect speed assumption may increase the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V171000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 361

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks. The vehicles are accumulating distance in kilometers, but the odometer display is labeled as being miles. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speedometer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-812.
 

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March 25, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V234000
Power Steering Hose Clamp Improperly Installed


If the hose separates from the steering gear, there may be a loss of steering assist which could result in a potentially disabled school bus. If the school bus is occupied when the steering assist is lost, the occupants would need to exit the vehicle and be transferred to another vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V234000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 65

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built C2 Saf-T-Liner school buses built on an FCCC chassis. The clamp for the steering gear return hose may have been improperly installed, allowing the hose to separate from the steering gear.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install power steering hose clamps as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 23, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-813.
 

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April 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V290000
Loss of Power Steering Assist Due to Corrosion

Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V290000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,471

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Metris vehicles sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aluminum bolts with steels bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 27, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS2SCHRALU.
 

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April 9, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V284000
Headlamps Lack Calibrated Sensors


Unexpected changes in the headlamp lighting angle may affect the drivers visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V284000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 590

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles equipped with LED high performance headlights. The sensor for the headlamp range adjustment may not have been mounted or

calibrated, possibly causing unexpected changes in the headlamp lighting angle.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and retrofit the sensor and correctly calibrate the rotation angle sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 4, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3LEDSENS.
 

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April 18, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V309000
High Beams May Not Deactivate by Switch


Being unable to turn off the high beams may result in oncoming traffic being blinded by the vehicle's lights, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V309000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,517

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (Platform 907) vehicles equipped with high-beam assist. A software error in the control unit may prevent the driver from being able to switch off the high beams when intended.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will update the control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 7, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3FERNLI.
 

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May 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V370000
Insufficient Air Reservoir Volume/FMVSS 121


An insufficient air reservoir volume may reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V370000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 741

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2004-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Cascadia, Columbia, Classic, FL80, FLD 120SD, Business Class M2, Western Star 4700, 4900, 6900, Sterling Acterra, L7500, LT7500, L8500, LT8500, L9500, and LT9500 vehicles. The vehicles may have an insufficient service brake air reservoir capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will add air reservoir capacity to the affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin July 12, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-815.
 
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