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2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA Recall - Campaign #11V289000

 
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2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA RECALL - #11V289000

RECALL FOR TRAILER HITCHES : FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 BUSINESS CLASS M2, AND CORONADO, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CASCADIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FONTAINE ULTRA LT FIFTH WHEELS AND MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 7, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 7, 2011. DURING THE COUPLING PROCESS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PRE-MODIFICATION FONTAINE ULTRA LT FIFTH WHEELS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE DRIVER TO PARTIALLY CLOSE THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK, AND IF RELYING ON A TUG TEST (PULL TEST), AND NOT PERFORMING THE REQUIRED VISUAL INSPECTION, THINK THAT THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK IS PROPERLY COUPLED TO THE TRAILER KING PIN, WHEN IN FACT, IT IS NOT.

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Vehicle 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA
Manufacturer DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Manufactured between 4/7/2010 - 3/7/2011
Recalled on 5/19/2011
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 2/1/2011
# Affected 2,342
Recalled for TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Description DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 BUSINESS CLASS M2, AND CORONADO, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CASCADIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FONTAINE ULTRA LT FIFTH WHEELS AND MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 7, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 7, 2011. DURING THE COUPLING PROCESS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PRE-MODIFICATION FONTAINE ULTRA LT FIFTH WHEELS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE DRIVER TO PARTIALLY CLOSE THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK, AND IF RELYING ON A TUG TEST (PULL TEST), AND NOT PERFORMING THE REQUIRED VISUAL INSPECTION, THINK THAT THE FIFTH WHEEL LOCK IS PROPERLY COUPLED TO THE TRAILER KING PIN, WHEN IN FACT, IT IS NOT.
Consequences IF THE TRACTOR IS NOT FULLY CONNECTED TO THE TRAILER, THE TRAILER MAY DISENGAGE WHILE IN USE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective action FONTAINE NOTIFIED OWNERS IN FEBRUARY 2011, AND IS HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. FONTAINE IS IN THE PROCESS OF RETROFITTING ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FONTAINE AT 1-800-874-9780 OR DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712.
Notes DAIMLER'S SAFETY RECALL NO. FL-608.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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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