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FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA - 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 4 complaints filed for the 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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SEATS

10/2/2012 - ROSICLAIR, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE DRIVER'S SEAT LOST AIR PRESSURE RAPIDLY, CAUSING HIM TO SLAM INTO THE FLOOR LOSING SIGHT OF THE ROADWAY AND HIS FOOTING. THE FAILURE RECURRED REPEATEDLY. THE CONTACT DEVELOPED A COMPRESSED DISC IN HIS NECK AND DAMAGED HIS BRACHIAL PLEXUS, CAUSING A LOSS OF THE FULL FUNCTION OF HIS RIGHT ARM AND HANDS.THE CONTACT ALERTED THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE AND BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATS WERE REPLACED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 11/13/12 THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE IS OWNED BY SCHNEIDER TRUCKING. THE AIR VALVE FOR THE SEAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. UPDATED 11/29/2012 UPDATED 12/12/12 UPDATED 12/19/2012

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/22/2012 - CALLAHAN, FL
I STARTED TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD AND THE SPEEDOMETER DROPPED TO 5 MPH, AND STAYED THERE FOR ABOUT 100 MILES WHILE I WAS ON THE WAY TO TAKE IT TO A SHOP. BEFORE I MADE IT TO THE SHOP IT STARTED WORKING PROPERLY AGAIN. THE COMPANY IM LEASED ON TO INFORMED ME THEY ARE HAVING THIS SAME ISSUE WITH THEIR CASCADIAS ALSO. THE SPEEDOMETER WILL JUST STOP WORKING FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THEN JUST START BACK AGAIN, IT WILL ALSO HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON AFTER ABOUT 40 MILES.

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POWER TRAIN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION

8/22/2011 - BURLINGTON, NC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH IN THE VEHICLE WOULD CAUSE A DECREASE IN ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE WOULD ATTEMPT TO STALL. THE FAILURE WOULD PREVENT THE CONTACT FROM SHIFTING GEARS. THE CONTACT STATED THE JAKE, WHICH IS THE ENGINE COMPRESS BRAKE, AS TO BE RELEASED IN ORDER TO GET THE VEHICLE TO SHIFT. THE CONTACT HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE MANUFACTURER SEVERAL TIMES AND WAS TOLD THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THEY WOULD HAVE TO SEND AN ENGINEER TO FURTHER ASSESS THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 57,836.

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STRUCTURE

3/21/2011 - SANDUSKY, OH
2011 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON THE OHIO TURNPIKE IN THE RIGHT LANE. UNIT 1 TRAILER ROOF COLLAPSED AND SPLIT THE TRAILER IN HALF. UNIT 1 PULLED OFF ONTO THE RIGHT BERM WHERE IT BECAME DISABLED. (OHIO TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT # 10-0069-90) UPDATED 03/29/11

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