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July 19, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V450000
Fuel Pump May Fail


Failure of the fuel pump will result in a sudden engine stall with no warning, and with no ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V450000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected 74

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Freightliner 122SD trucks, Western Star 4900 and 6900 trucks, and Freightliner Custom Chassis XCM and XCP chassis equipped with Cummins ISX15 engines. The affected engines have a fuel pump whose drive gear may slip on its drive shaft, resulting in a loss of fuel pump function.

Remedy


Cummins will send notices to the owners of the affected vehicles and Cummins dealers will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2017. Owners may contact Cummins customer service at 1-800-286-6467 or DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL744.
 

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July 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V451000
Battery Cable may Rub Against Frame Rail

A battery cable short circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V451000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,308

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCR chassis. A battery cable mounting bracket may not have been installed correctly, as a result, the improperly routed and clipped battery cable can contact the frame rail, possibly chafing and short circuiting.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and revise the battery cable mounting bracket and cable routing, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL741.
 

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July 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V452000
Recovery Tow Hooks may Fail


If the tow hook fails without warning during a recovery operation, the sudden release of the vehicle may increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V452000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,483

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Cascadia, M2 Business Class, 114SD, and 122SD trucks, and Western Star 4700 and 5700 trucks. These vehicles have tow hooks used for recovery purposes that may fail during use.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle's tow hooks and, depending on their production date codes, will replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-742.
 

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July 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V453000
Pocket Track may not Anchor Wheelchair in a Crash


In the event of a crash, an unsecured wheelchair may increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V453000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,462

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2005-2018 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses. In the event of a crash, the wheelchair pocket track anchorage may not adequately secure a the wheelchair.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will add additional fasteners to the wheelchair pocket track to reinforce the anchorage, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-743.
 

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July 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V454000
Pocket Track may not Anchor Wheelchair in a Crash


In the event of a crash, an unsecured wheelchair may increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V454000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 32

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2005-2018 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 transit buses. In
the event of a crash, the wheelchair pocket track anchorage may not adequately secure a the wheelchair.


Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will add additional fasteners to the wheelchair pocket track to reinforce the anchorage, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-743.
 

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July 28, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V478000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V478000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 43,689

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture 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 passenger side frontal air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Note: This recall fully supersedes recall 15V-354 and partially supersedes recalls 16V-379 and 17V-025.
 

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July 28, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V479000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V479000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 20,665

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Freightliner and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture 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 passenger side air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet

provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-379.
 

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July 28, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V480000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture


An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V480000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 17,609

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2012 Freightliner and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture 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 passenger side air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet

provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-025.
 

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September 22, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V592000
Driveshaft Catch Strap Not Installed

A loose driveshaft may strike and puncture the gas tank, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V592000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 109

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured without a driveshaft catch strap, allowing a loose driveshaft to strike the fuel tank.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the missing catch strap for the driveshaft, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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October 6, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V629000
Loose Upper Pinch Bolt may cause Loss of Steering


A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V629000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 138

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The upper steering pinch bolt may not have been properly tightened, possibly causing a loss of mechanical connection between the steering wheel and front wheels.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will verify that the upper steering shaft pinch bolt is properly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-748. Note: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been checked.
 

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October 16, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V651000
Front Axle Wheel Bearing Not Seated Correctly


The loss of a front wheel would increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V651000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 109

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans. The front axle wheel bearings may not have been correctly seated possibly resulting in a front wheel detaching.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front axle wheel bearing retaining rings, correcting their position as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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December 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V804000
Crosswind Assist may not Intervene as Expected

If Crosswind Assist system does not activate the automatic braking system as expected in the event of a strong crosswind, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V804000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components LANE DEPARTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,177

Summary


Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vehicles equipped with the Crosswind Assist function. In the event of strong crosswind, automatic brake interventions by the vehicle dynamics control system (ADAPTIVE ESP) might not be activated.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESP control unit with corrected software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-854-888-3214.
 

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December 15, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V810000
Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable


In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V810000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 24,860

Summary


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2002-2017 Freightliner Cascadia, Century Class, Columbia and Coronado trucks and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, 5900 and 6900 trucks. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and instruct them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712, or contact Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-271-0773, or online at Kidde Fire Safety Products: Shop Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-759.
 

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January 9, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V032000
Passenger 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: 18V032000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 17,413

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2013 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 passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger 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 passenger air bag module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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January 30, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V083000
Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable


In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V083000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 606

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2002-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner HDX, FS65, and Minotour school buses, equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Kidde customer service at 1-855-262-3540 or online at Kidde Fire Safety Products: Shop Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-759.
 

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February 15, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V113000
Incorrect Unloaded Vehicle Weight on Label


The incorrect UVW label can result in final stage manufacturers exceeding the maximum vehicle weight once the vehicle is completed. A vehicle that exceeds its maximum weight has an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V113000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 17

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and Sprinter 3500 vehicles, equipped with folding seats (sales code S20). The unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) label on these incomplete vehicles may be incorrect.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the UVW label and inspect the vehicle to make sure that it is not overloaded, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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March 12, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V163000
Power Steering Fluid Leak with Electrical Arcing


Electrical arcing in the presence of leaking power steering fluid can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V163000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,480

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XBR, XCL, XCM, and XCR recreational vehicle chassis, equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.

Remedy


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the power steering hose to provide proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 7, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 . DTNA's number for this recall is FL-762. Note: This recall is an expansion of 16V-809.
 

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May 3, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V288000
Missing Welds


If the missing welds affect body strength, there may be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V288000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 153

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles may be missing spot welds on the front side wall, connecting the door portal to the hinge reinforcements in the A-pillar area, possibly affecting vehicle strength in a crash.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and add any missing spot welds, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 29, 2018. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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May 8, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V300000
Frontal Air Bag Fasteners may be Loose


An incorrectly installed air bag may not function correctly in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V300000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,219

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The fasteners that secure the driver's air bag module within the steering wheel may not have been installed to specification, possibly affecting the frontal air bag deployment in the event of a crash.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the frontal air bag fasteners, tightening them to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-771.
 

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May 8, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V301000
Wheelchair Lift can be Used when not in Park


If the vehicle can be moved while the wheelchair lift is being used, there is an increased the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V301000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,688

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2002-2018 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses built on a Ford chassis and equipped with an optional wheelchair lift. The wheelchair lift may be allowed to operate when the vehicle is in neutral or drive, due to missing relay in the interlock wiring harness.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wheelchair lift wiring, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-770.
 
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