RECALL Subject : Caliper Mounting Bolts

Report Receipt Date: SEP 05, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V403000

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 112

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)

FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2014

Details

Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North America

SUMMARY:
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2014 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured January 21, 2013, through May 10, 2013; and equipped with Wabco Maxxus Brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may be incorrectly torqued, which could result in the bolts loosening.


CONSEQUENCE:
The bolts may not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate, resulting in the caliper detaching and thus reduced brake effectiveness. Reduced brake effectiveness increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the caliper mounting bolts, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by November 3, 2013. Owner's may contact Daimler at 1-800-547-0712. Daimler's recall number is FL-644.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)