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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALLS 900 MY 2008 FREIGHTLINER ARGOSY, ARGOSY RHD, CASCADIA, COLUMBIA, CENTURY ST, CORONADO, STERLING ACTERRA, L-LINE AND WESTER

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
FREIGHTLINER / ARGOSY
2008
FREIGHTLINER / ARGOSY RHD
2008
FREIGHTLINER / CASCADIA
2008
FREIGHTLINER / CENTURY ST
2008
FREIGHTLINER / COLUMBIA
2008
FREIGHTLINER / CORONADO
2008
STERLING / ACTERRA
2008
STERLING / L-LINE
2008
WESTERN STAR / 4900
2008
Manufacturer : DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr's Report Date : MAR 28, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V159000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 900
Summary:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 900 MY 2008 FREIGHTLINER ARGOSY, ARGOSY RHD, CASCADIA, COLUMBIA, CENTURY ST, CORONADO, STERLING ACTERRA, L-LINE AND WESTERN STAR 4900 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX MV-3 DASH CONTROL VALVES. THE MOLDED VALVE BODY HAS AN INCORRECT CORE PIN IN THE INJECTION MOLD CAUSING THE VALVE BODY TO BE OVERSIZED IN THE DOUBLE CHECK VALVE AREA. THIS CONDITION CAN ALLOW THE RUBBER DOUBLE CHECK VALVE TO BECOME LODGED IN THE BODY OPENING UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Consequence:
 IF THE DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BECOMES LODGED, IN THE EVENT OF A PRIMARY RESERVOIR FAILURE, AIR PRESSURE CAN LEAK PAST THE LODGED DOUBLE CHECK VALVE THEREBY DEPLETING THE SECONDARY RESERVOIR, CAUSING REDUCED ABILITY FOR MODULATING THE SERVICE EMERGENCY BRAKES INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MV-3 DASH VALVE FOR THE PRODUCTION DATE CODE. VALVES IN THE AFFECTED PRODUCTION LOTS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes:
 DAIMLER RECALL NO. FL-528. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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