Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced the recall of 164,317 Freightliner Cascadia’s in the United States and 18,664 in Canada with production dates from March 8th, 2016 through June 25th, 2020 after noting an automatic braking issue could cause a sudden change in direction.
The recall includes 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 model year Freightliner Cascadias. According to the recall notice “On certain vehicles, chemical corrosion could affect the functionality of the single brake modulator valve, which may result in slow release timing of
brakes on the affected side.”
Daimler says that this issue only applies to the automatic braking functionality. According to the release, the problem does not apply to regular service brakes. The video below describes how the active braking system works.
Daimler says that the corrosion might cause brake pull that causes the vehicle to change direction suddenly can increase the risk of crash according to the recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s notice. The Canadian recall notice can be viewed here.
DTNA will notify owners by mail. The final repairs for this recall are currently under development according top the notices. Repairs will be performed by Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities.