FL863 – Brake Lights Stay Illuminated After Pedal Release – 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia P4

September 18, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V567000

Brake Lights Stay Illuminated After Pedal Release

If the brake lights remain illuminated, drivers may be unaware when the truck is actually slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V567

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 128,269

 

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Cascadia P4 vehicles. The brake lights may remain illuminated after the brake pedal has been released.

 

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 3-pin brake pressure switch with a 2-pin brake pressure switch along with a jumper harness, free of charge. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on November 17, 2020. The remedy is expected to be available in December 2021. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-863.

 

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.

 

Check for Daimler Trucks North America Recalls

 


November 2021
FL863A (Final)
INT FL863-01 (Interim)
NHTSA #20V-567
Transport Canada #2020-444

 

Subject: Freightliner Cascadia Brake Light Illumination

Models Affected: Specific model year 2017-2021 Freightliner

Cascadia vehicles manufactured March 8, 2016, through January 3, 2020, and equipped with a certain brake light pressure switch.

 

General Information

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA), on behalf of its Freightliner Trucks Division, has decided that a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety exists on the vehicles mentioned above.

On certain vehicles, the brake lights may remain on after release of the brake pedal, presenting inaccurate information to vehicles which are following, potentially leading to an increased risk of a crash.

Vehicles in FL863A are built with Detroit engines and will have the 3-pin switch replaced with a 2-pin switch and a jumper harness. This is the final repair and a sticker must be placed in the door upon completion.

Vehicles in INT FL863-01 are built with Cummins engines and will have a 3-pin switch replaced with a new 3-pin switch as an interim repair; DO NOT place a sticker in the door. Please create a draft claim for the campaign as early as possible and file the INT FL863-01 recall claim immediately after completion of work. Owners in INT FL863-01 will receive a final notice when the final repair for Cummins engines is available.

There are approximately 145,444 vehicles involved in this campaign.

 

Additional Repairs

Dealers must complete all outstanding Recall and Field Service campaigns prior to the sale or delivery of a vehicle. A Dealer will be liable for any progressive damage that results from its failure to complete campaigns before sale or delivery of a vehicle.

Owners may be liable for any progressive damage that results from failure to complete campaigns within a reasonable time after receiving notification.

 

Work Instructions

Please refer to the attached work instructions. Prior to performing the Final FL863 campaign, check the vehicle for a completion sticker (Form WAR260). Prior to performing the INT FL863 check the OWL Coverage screen for completion.

 

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts are now available and can be obtained by ordering the part number(s) listed below from your facing Parts Distribution Center.

If our records show your dealership has ordered any vehicle(s) involved in campaign number FL863, a list of the customers and vehicle identification numbers will be available on DTNAConnect. Please refer to this list when ordering parts for this recall.

 

Work Instructions

Vehicles in FL863A will have the 3-pin switch replaced with a 2-pin switch and a jumper harness. This is the final repair and a sticker must be placed in the door upon completion.

Vehicles in INT FL863-01 will have a 3-pin switch replaced with a new 3-pin switch as an interim repair; DO NOT place a sticker in the door. Please create a draft claim for the campaign as early as possible and file the INT FL863-01 recall claim immediately after completion of work.

 

Pressure Switch Replacement

1. For vehicles in FL863A, check the base label (Form WAR259) for a completion sticker (Form WAR260) indicating this work has been done. The base label is usually located on the passenger side door, about 12inches (30cm) below the door latch. If a sticker is present, no work is needed. If there is no sticker, proceed with the next step.

For vehicles in INT FL863-01, please check the OWL coverage screen indicating this work has been completed.

2. Park the vehicle, apply the parking brakes, and shut down the engine. Chock the tires.

3. Remove the lower steering column and throttle cover dash panels. If instructions are needed, see the New Cascadia Workshop Manual Section 60.06.100 Dash Panels Removal and Installation.

NOTE: Depending on the vehicle build date, the 3-pin brake light pressure switch may be in one of two locations on the pass-through switch manifold. See Fig. 1.

4. Disconnect and remove the 3-pin brake light pressure switch.

 

5. Install the new pressure switch.

Vehicles in FL863A, continue to next step.

Vehicles in INT FL863-01, go to step 5.3.

5.1 Install the 2-pin pressure switch on vehicles in FL863A. Torque the switch 7 to 9 lbf·ft (9.5 to 12 N.m) See Fig. 2.

5.2 Install the jumper harness (see Fig. 3) onto the dash connector (see Fig. 4) and then connect it to the new 2-pin brake light pressure switch. Continue to step 6.

5.3 Install the new 3-pin pressure switch on vehicles in INT FL863-01. Torque the switch 7 to 9 lbf·ft (9.5 to 12 N·m). See Fig. 2. Then reconnect the existing connector.

6. Install the lower steering column and throttle cover dash panels. If instructions are needed, see the New Cascadia Workshop Manual Section 60.06.100 Dash Panels Removal and Installation.

7. Vehicles in INT FL863-01, DO NOT place a sticker in the door. File the INT FL863-01 recall claim immediately after completion of work.

Vehicles in FL863A, clean a spot on the base label (Form WAR259). Write the recall number, FL863-A, on a blank red completion sticker (Form WAR260), and attach it to the base label to indicate this recall has been completed.

 



5 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2017-2021

 


13 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document- Amended Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V567-5404.pdf 813.984KB

RMISC-20V567-5404

 


Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V567-4950.PDF 214.03KB

RCLRPT-20V567-4950

 


Miscellaneous Document- Amended 573 Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V567-0033.pdf 719.578KB

RMISC-20V567-0033

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V567-9188.pdf 244.815KB

RCAK-20V567-9188

 


Miscellaneous Document- Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V567-3584.pdf 720.351KB

RMISC-20V567-3584

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V567-5014.PDF 213.971KB

RCLRPT-20V567-5014

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-20V567-0775.pdf 45.448KB

RCMN-20V567-0775

 


Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-20V567-5683.pdf 48.764KB

RIONL-20V567-5683

 


Miscellaneous Document- Amended Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V567-5814.pdf 814.594KB

RMISC-20V567-5814

 


Recall 573 Report- Amendment 2

RCLRPT-20V567-1094.PDF 214.112KB

RCLRPT-20V567-1094

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-20V567-4307.pdf 162.89KB

RIONL-20V567-4307

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-20V567-5266.pdf 245.392KB

RCMN-20V567-5266

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V567-5943.pdf 143.386KB

RCONL-20V567-5943

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V567&docType=RCL

 


 

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