DTNA Recalls 200k+ Trucks for Possible Brake Pull During Adaptive Cruise Control - Safety & Compliance

DTNA Recollects 200k+ Vehicles for Attainable Brake Pull Throughout Adaptive Cruise Management – Security & Compliance

DTNA stated it’s persevering with to analyze whther the issue impacts different techniques resembling digital stability management and antilock braking techniques.

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Daimler Truck North America is recalling greater than 200,000 Freightliner and Western Star autos as a result of the brake modulator valves on the entrance axle might corrode and trigger the car to drag to the affected aspect throughout an adaptive cruise management braking occasion.

Common service brakes are unaffected, and the reported incidence fee of brake pull is extraordinarily low, so DTNA has not issued a do-not-drive order related to this recall.

The recall probably impacts 218,147 autos which can be geared up with painted modulator valves made by ZF and adaptive cruise management. The recall primarily impacts Freightliner Cascadias, with 237,316 affected, with smaller numbers of Enterprise Class, Western Star, and Freightliner SD vans concerned:

  • 2017-2023 Freightliner Cascadias manufactured between March 8, 2016, and June 18, 2022.
  • 2020-2023 Western Star 49X manufactured between Aug. 12, 2017-March 7, 2022, 746 autos.
  • 2020-2022 Freightliner Enterprise Class M2 manufactured between April 1, 2020, and Dec. 1, 2021, 23 autos.
  • 2021-2023 Western Star 47X vans manufactured between July 14, 2020, and March 22, 2022, 32 autos.
  • 2021-2022 Western Star 57X manufactured between August 20, 2020, and Dec. 20., 2021, 17 autos.
  • 2021 Freightliner 108 SD manufactured between June 25 and July 13, 2020.
  • 2022 Freightliner 114SD vans manufactured between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, 2021.

The DTNA recall quantity is FL-958.

In 2020, in a earlier recall (FL-855), DTNA recalled unpainted brake modulator valves as a consequence of doable corrosion and applied a treatment of painted valves. Following two reviews of car pull throughout ACC operation from a buyer with the painted valves in September 2022, DTNA labored with this and different prospects to randomly choose further painted valves to examine. Testing outcomes revealed various levels of corrosion build-up on the valves put in on vans and was most modern on autos primarily working in aggressive salt belt areas. So DTNA initiated a brand new recall to interchange the painted brake modulator valves with anodized valves on the autos geared up with adaptive cruise management.

DTNA amended the brand new recall inhabitants on Nov. 3 to incorporate different car fashions constructed with the topic steer modulator valves, regardless of having a special valve mounting type and no data of any discipline failures. DTNA found throughout the evaluation that mounting is a crucial variable for particles intrusion, however there are different variables that will additionally play an essential position in corrosion.

The corporate additionally stated it’s persevering with to analyze the influence of different exterior braking occasions, resembling digital stability management and antilock braking techniques.

Sellers will exchange the entrance brake modulator valves with anodized valves, freed from cost. The recall can be rolled out in phases primarily based on location. DTNA stated it at present has restricted inventory of the substitute valves and is working with its provider to rapidly ramp-up manufacturing of further provide.

Proprietor notification letters are anticipated to be mailed Dec. 30, 2022. House owners might contact DTNA customer support at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s quantity for this recall is FL-958. This recall expands and replaces earlier recall 20V-390. All autos beforehand repaired underneath recall 20V-390 might want to have the brand new treatment carried out.

The NHTSA recall marketing campaign quantity is 22V817000.

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