FL-756 – Brake Light Pressure Switches – 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia & Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, & 6900

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V761
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 438,255

 

Brake Lights May Not Activate

If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. After hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with a light application of the brake pedal.

 

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles, free of charge. Daimler issued interim notifications to owners on January 22, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-756.

 

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


April 2018
FL756AB
NHTSA #17V-761
Transport Canada #17-583

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V761-8227.pdf

Download (PDF, 825KB)


January 2018
FL756A
Interim Recall Notice
NHTSA #17V-761

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RIONL-17V761-2875.pdf

Download (PDF, 21KB)


REF #: ICI18-005
Effective: 01/17/18
Release: 01/22/18

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V761-6701.pdf

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DTNA’s Defect Report

November 27, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V761-8446.pdf

Download (PDF, 466KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

December 7, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V761-4659.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


 

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