PACCAR, Daimler issue recalls

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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling nearly 46,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks over a software glitch that could cause daytime running lights to shut off, the company said.

PACCAR has also issued a recall for certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt Model 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats.

Freightliner’s issue affects all 2013 and 2014 model-year Cascadias produced from May 7, 2012, to March 2, 2013.

The turn signal lights also function as daytime running lights in the recalled units, and may not stay illuminated when the driver deactivates the turn signal.

DTNA told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it has not determined how it will fix the glitch, but will notify customers, dealers and distributors by May 15.

PACCAR says cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat of the affected Peterbilt and Kenworth units may become frayed, causing the belt to separate from the seat in the event of a crash.

PACCAR says it will notify owners and dealers and will replace both seat belt buckle assemblies free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin next month. Kenworth’s recall campaign number is 13KWD. Peterbilt’s recall campaign number is 0313-D.

Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000.

 

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