FL815 – Air Tank Reservoir Capacity – 2004-2019 Freightliner, Western Star & Sterling

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May 14, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V370000

Insufficient Air Reservoir Volume/FMVSS 121

An insufficient air reservoir volume may reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V370

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 741

 

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2004-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Cascadia, Columbia, Classic, FL80, FLD 120SD, Business Class M2, Western Star 4700, 4900, 6900, Sterling Acterra, L7500, LT7500, L8500, LT8500, L9500, and LT9500 vehicles. The vehicles may have an insufficient service brake air reservoir capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

 

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will add air reservoir capacity to the affected vehicles. DTNA issued owners an interim notification on July 12, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-815.

 

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.

 

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July 2019
INT FL815
Interim Recall Notice
NHTSA #19V-370

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

See enclosed VIN list.

 

Subject: Air Tank Reservoir Capacity

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA), on behalf of its Freightliner Trucks Division, and wholly owned subsidiary, Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety  exists on specific Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Argosy, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Columbia, and FL80; Sterling Acterra and L Class; and Western Star 4700, 4900, and 6900 model vehicles manufactured  January 19, 2004, through October 15, 2018.

Certain vehicles do not comply with Federal regulations regarding air brakes (FMVSS 121).  FMVSS requires the combined volume of all service reservoirs and supply reservoirs to be at least 12 times the combined volume of all the service brake chambers.  An insufficient ratio can affect brake performance if several brake applications are required over a short period. Reduced brake effectiveness could increase the risk of a vehicle crash if several brake applications are required over a short time.

This is the first of two notices you will receive regarding this subject. This letter is to inform you of an upcoming Recall to correct the issue noted above.  Daimler Trucks is currently validating the repair and securing replacement parts. There is no action for you to take at this time.

The second notice will inform you when the final remedy is available. When you receive the second notice, please contact your authorized Daimler Trucks North America dealer to schedule the Recall for your vehicle.

If you do not own the vehicle that corresponds to the identification number(s) which appears on the Recall Notification, please return the notification to the Warranty Campaigns Department with any information you can furnish that will assist us in locating the present owner. If you have leased this vehicle, Federal law requires that you forward this notice to the lessee within 10 days.  If you are a subsequent stage manufacturer, Federal law requires that you forward this notice to your distributors and retail outlets within five working days.

If you have questions about this Recall, please contact the Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after  normal business hours. If you are not able to have the defect remedied without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; or call the Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or to https://www.safercar.gov.

We regret any inconvenience this action may cause but feel certain you understand our interest in motor vehicle safety.

 

 

WARRANTY CAMPAIGNS DEPARTMENT

Enclosure


July 2019
INT FL815
Interim Recall Notice
Transport Canada #19-237

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

See enclosed VIN list.

 

Subject: Air Tank Reservoir Capacity

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA), on behalf of its Freightliner Trucks Division, and wholly owned subsidiary, Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety  exists on specific Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Argosy, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Columbia, and FL80; Sterling Acterra and L Class; and Western Star 4700, 4900, and 6900 model vehicles manufactured  January 19, 2004, through October 15, 2018.

Certain vehicles do not comply with Federal regulations regarding air brakes (FMVSS 121).  FMVSS requires the combined volume of all service reservoirs and supply reservoirs to be at least 12 times the combined volume of all the service brake chambers.  An insufficient ratio can affect brake performance if several brake applications are required over a short period. Reduced brake effectiveness could increase the risk of a vehicle crash if several brake applications are required over a short time.

This is the first of two notices you will receive regarding this subject. This letter is to inform you of an upcoming Recall to correct the issue noted above.  Daimler Trucks is currently validating the repair and securing replacement parts. There is no action for you to take at this time.

The second notice will inform you when the final remedy is available. When you receive the second notice, please contact your authorized Daimler Trucks North America dealer to schedule the Recall for your vehicle.

If you do not own the vehicle that corresponds to the identification number(s) which appears on the Recall Notification, please return the notification to the Warranty Campaigns Department with any information you can furnish that will assist us in locating the present owner. If you have leased this vehicle, Federal law requires that you forward this notice to the lessee within 10 days.  If you are a subsequent stage manufacturer, Federal law requires that you forward this notice to your distributors and retail outlets within five working days.

If you have questions about this Recall, please contact the Warranty Campaigns Department at (800) 547-0712, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, e-mail address DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, or the Customer Assistance Center at (800) FTL-HELP after  normal business hours.

 

We regret any inconvenience this action may cause but feel certain you understand our interest in motor vehicle safety.

 

WARRANTY CAMPAIGNS DEPARTMENT

Enclosure


Juillet 2019
INT FL815
Avis de rappel intermédiaire
Transport Canada nº 19-237

 

RAPPEL IMPORTANT LIÉ À LA SÉCURITÉ

Consultez la liste de NIV ci-jointe.

 

Objet : Capacité de l’accumulateur d’air comprimé du réservoir

Cet avis vous a été envoyé conformément à la Loi sur la sécurité automobile du Canada.

La société Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA), agissant pour le compte de Freightliner Trucks Division et de sa filiale à 100% Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., a déterminé qu’un défaut lié à la sécurité des véhicules automobiles existe pour certains modèles de véhicules Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Argosy, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Columbia, et FL80, Sterling Acterra et L Class, et Western Star 4700, 4900 et 6900 fabriqués entre le 19 janvier 2004 et le 15 octobre 2018.

Certains véhicules ne sont pas conformes à la réglementation fédérale relative aux freins à air (FMVSS 121).

FMVSS exige que le volume combiné de tous les réservoirs de service et d’alimentation soit au moins égal à 12 fois le volume combiné de toutes les chambres de frein de service.  Un rapport insuffisant peut affecter les performances de freinage s’il y a eu la nécessité d’appliquer un freinage à plusieurs reprises sur une courte période. L’efficacité réduite des freins peut augmenter le risque d’accident du véhicule si plusieurs applications des freins sont nécessaires sur une courte période.

Ceci est le premier de deux avis que vous recevrez à ce sujet. Le but de cette lettre est de vous informer d’un rappel à venir pour corriger le problème mentionné ci-dessus.  Daimler Trucks effectue actuellement la validation de la réparation et prépare la fourniture des pièces de rechange. Vous n’avez pas d’action à prendre pour l’instant.

Le deuxième avis vous informera quand la solution définitive pour y porter remède sera disponible. Lorsque vous recevez le deuxième avis, veuillez contacter votre concessionnaire autorisé Daimler Trucks North America, afin de prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour le rappel de votre véhicule.

Si vous n’êtes pas le propriétaire du ou des véhicules dont les numéros d’identification apparaissent sur l’avis de rappel, veuillez retourner l’avis au Service des campagnes de garanties avec tous les renseignements dont vous disposez qui pourraient nous aider à identifier le propriétaire actuel. Le loueur est également tenu par la loi fédérale de faire parvenir cet avis au locataire dans les 10 jours.  Si vous êtes un fabricant secondaire, la loi fédérale exige que vous fassiez suivre cet avis à vos distributeurs et détaillants dans les cinq ouvrables.

Si vous avez des questions à propos de ce Rappel, veuillez contacter le Service des campagnes de garantie (Warranty Campaigns Department) au 1-800-547-0712 entre 7 h et 16 h, heure du Pacifique, du lundi au vendredi, envoyer un courriel à DTNA.Warranty.Campaigns@Daimler.com, ou appeler le Centre d’assistance à la clientèle (Customer Assistance Center) au 1-800-FTL-HELP après  les heures normales de bureau.

Nous sommes désolés pour tout inconvénient pouvant résulter de cette activité, mais nous sommes certains que vous comprenez l’intérêt que nous portons à la sécurité des véhicules automobiles.

 

SERVICE DES CAMPAGNES DE GARANTIE

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63 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FREIGHTLINER 108SD 2013-2018
FREIGHTLINER 114SD 2014-2019
FREIGHTLINER 122SD 2014
FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2013-2019
FREIGHTLINER CLASSIC XL 2010
FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA 2005-2009
FREIGHTLINER FL80 BUSINESS CLASS 2004-2005
FREIGHTLINER FLD 2010
FREIGHTLINER M2 2005-2017
FREIGHTLINER M2 BUSINESS CLASS 2018-2019
STERLING ACTERRA 2005-2007
STERLING L7500 2007
STERLING L8500 2006-2007
STERLING L9500 2004-2006
STERLING LT7500 2007
STERLING LT8500 2007
STERLING LT9500 2005-2008
WESTERN STAR 4700 2014-2015
WESTERN STAR 4900 2015
WESTERN STAR 6900 2006

 


10 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document- 573 Defect Information Report

RMISC-19V370-9106.pdf 537.932KB

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Miscellaneous Document- Amended Defect Information Report

RMISC-19V370-6286.pdf 141.463KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V370-8207.pdf 245.161KB

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Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V370-2532.PDF 220.128KB

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Miscellaneous Document- Defect Information Report Amendment 2

RMISC-19V370-3688.pdf 135.883KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-19V370-4163.PDF 220.164KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Model List for 19V370

RMISC-19V370-5495.pdf 236.464KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 2

RCLRPT-19V370-8238.PDF 220.262KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-19V370-5245.pdf 60.361KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-19V370-4747.pdf 22.581KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V370&docType=RCL

 


 

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