Fuel leak issue sparks Freightliner recall

recall of trucks

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a recall on over 3,000 Freightliner trucks due to a fuel leak issue and the potential risk of an engine fire.

Trucks included in the recall are those equipped with a DD15TC engine, manufactured between 2010-2020.

“Fuel may leak from the engine’s high pressure fuel rail feed lines,” the ACCC said in its recall notice. “If a fuel leak occurs, this may cause a subsequent engine fire, which could result in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.

“Vehicles in this recall previously recalled under PRA2019/17902 (campaign RC3149-D19R5A) or PRA2019/17954 (campaign RC3151-D19R5B) will still require their vehicle to be repaired under this recall.”

For owners of affected vehicles, the advice is to contact any Authorised Freightliner/Detroit Diesel Dealership to arrange for the high pressure fuel rail feed lines and supporting hardware to be replaced with severe duty high pressure fuel line kit, free of charge.

For a list of dealerships, please click here.

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