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May 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V367000
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V367000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 253

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Western Star 5700, and FCCC XC Chassis vehicles equipped with air disc brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

DTNA will notify the owners and affected vehicle manufacturers, and DTNA dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles, free of charge. 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-816.
 

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May 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V368000
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V368000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 74

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 equipped with air disc brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles, free of charge. The recall began June 25, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-816.
 

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May 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V371000
Brake Pedal Clevis Pin Clip May Detach


If the clip is detaches and clevis pin slides out of position, the brake lights may fail. Loss of brake lights may mislead other drivers if they are unaware the vehicle is stopping or slowing down, which increases the risk of crash. If the pin continues to slide out further, the pedal may detach, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V371000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,702

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2012-2019 Freightliner Custom Chassis MT55 and MT45 vehicles. The brake pedal clevis pin clip may rub or bend on the throttle pedal and possibly detach.

Remedy

DTNA will notify the vehicle manufacturers that purchased these chassis, and DTNA dealers will inspect the clevis pin clearance and correct it as necessary, free of charge. 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-814.
 

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June 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V443000
Front Axles may be Insufficiently Lubricated

If the bearings are damaged, the wheel may separate and cause a sudden loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V443000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 809

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Business Class M2 and 2020 108SD vehicles equipped with Meritor MX 120 EVO Front Drive Steer axles. The axles may have insufficient lubrication, which may result in damage to the wheel end bearings.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the wheel end components, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 9, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-817.
 

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June 11, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V444000
Left, Rear Brake Caliper may Drag


The dragging brakes may lead to high temperatures at the wheel end, increasing the risk of smoke and fire, possibly resulting in the bus having to be evacuated, which can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V444000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 11,546

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2010-2020 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, 2016-2019 HDX, and 2017-2019 EFX school buses equipped with Bendix Air Disc Brakes. The driver side rear brakes may drag.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a new caliper with an updated clearance adjustment mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 9, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-818.
 

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July 2, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V507000
Incorrect Rear Side Windows Installed


In the event of a side impact crash or vehicle rollover, the fitted side windows may not adequately protect the rear occupants from being ejected, increasing their risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V507000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,079

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500 and 4500 vehicles. The rear side windows may be single-pane safety glass instead of laminated safety glass.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealers will replace the single-pane safety glass with laminated safety glass., free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3VERGLAS.
 

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July 24, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V548000
Brake Airline Damage


Damage to the brake airlines can cause reduced brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V548000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 183

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles equipped with a certain 40K Light Weight Extra Duty Airliner suspension and 51 inch axle spacing configuration. The brake airlines may be damaged due to inadequate clearance between the ride height control valve and the brake airlines.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a new bracket for the height control valve to add additional clearance for the brake airlines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-820.
 

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July 24, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V549000
Roof Hatch External Handle May Break


If the roof hatch external handle breaks, in the event of an emergency, the hatch cannot be easily opened from outside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V549000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 11

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020 Thomas Built Minotour, 2019-2020 Saf-T Liner C2, and 2019 Saf-T Liner HDX buses equipped with Safe Fleet Roof Escape hatches. Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof hatch external handle may unexpectedly break under reasonable use.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will install a new handle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-819.
 

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August 12, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V591000
Taillights May Dim or Switch Off

Reduced taillight visibility increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V591000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,243

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, and 4500 vehicles. If the manual turn-switch that activates the vehicle lights is turned quickly from one lighting position to another, the brightness of the taillights can be significantly reduced or could switch off completely.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will update the body control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 20, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is VS3HELI.
 

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August 12, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V591000
Taillights May Dim or Switch Off


Reduced taillight visibility increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V591000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,243

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, and 4500 vehicles. If the manual turn-switch that activates the vehicle lights is turned quickly from one lighting position to another, the brightness of the taillights can be significantly reduced or could switch off completely.

Remedy


MBUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will update the body control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 20, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is VS3HELI.
 

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August 22, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V620000
Missing Backup Cameras/FMVSS 111
The lack of rear visibility increases the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V620000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 11

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Minotour school buses. The school buses may be missing backup cameras. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will add a backup camera system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 20, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-825.

Notes

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.
 

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September 18, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V666000
Incorrectly Mounted Spring Pins in Head Restraint
The incorrectly mounted or missing spring pins can cause the upholstery carrier to come loose from the head restraint housing, which increases the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V666000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 594

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Metris vehicles. The head restraint of the seat or seat back may have been fitted without a spring pin or a spring pin that was improperly mounted.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. D VUSA's number for this recall is VS2KOPFSTU.
 
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