Daimler Trucks North America is reviewing 436,095 Freightliner and Western Star models to repair brake flags that don’t appropriately enlighten when just light brake pedal weight is connected by the driver. The review incorporates 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadias and Western Star 4700s, 4900s, 6900s delivered between March 27, 2007 and Oct. 30, 2017.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the brake light weight switches did not appropriately actuate the lights when the pedal was daintily connected. The Cascadia is the top rated truck in the heaviest Class 8 weight section in North America. Western Star is to a great extent known for its adjustable semi-tractors. In its deformity data report Daimler submitted to security controllers on Nov. 27, the organization faulted the glitch for a section made by Kendrion Inc. The Dutch organization makes numerous automobile parts, including weight switches for air powered brake frameworks. After a few rounds of testing going back to 2015, Daimler reasoned that it was workable for pneumatic force to work between the sensor and connector after some time, keeping brake lights from initiating with light brake pedal weight “after a few hard uses of the brake.”
The review is intended to start Jan. 25, 2018. Repairs will occur at all Daimler approved administration offices for nothing out of pocket.