Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific has issued a recall notice for 61 units in its Actros 963, Arocs 964, Atego 967 and eActros 983 truck range.
The notice says that due to a manufacturing defect, diodes may have been soldered to the printed circuit board, instead of transistors, in accelerator pedals during assembly.
The recall impacts models made in 2021 and 2022 only. For a full VIN list, click here.
“In the event of voltage peaks, the diode may become damaged and the accelerator pedal sensor may fail,” said the notice filed with the federal regulator.
“This failure can result in a lack of throttle response and cause the vehicle to coast to a stop. In the case of a failure of the accelerator pedal, the cruise control function may also be deactivated.
“A sudden loss of motive power while driving and/or a loss of cruise control function could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
The function of the brakes, illumination and warning lamps remain ensured in the case of the occurrence of damage.
Owners of affected vehicle can contact their authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership as soon as possible have the work carried out, free of charge.
For more information, ph 1800 033 557, or visit daimlertrucks.com.au.