Daimler Truck recalls Freightliner Cascadia models

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has issued a recall notice for 255 of its Freightliner Cascadia models.

The affected units are in the year range 2021-2023 and are fitted with a Detroit Diesel DD16 engine.

The recall is due to a software issue with the Engine Control Module (ECM), which may cause vehicles to release air pollutants that exceed the standards set in Australian Design Rule (ADR) 80/03.

ADR 80/03 is the current minimum noxious emission standard for new heavy vehicles.

It is based on an international standard known as Euro V, with vehicles meeting equivalent US or Japanese standards also accepted.

Regarding this recall, there is no safety risk with the affected trucks and the defect will not affect the performance of the vehicle.

Owners of the models in question should contact their authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership to arrange an appointment to have the ECU reprogrammed free of charge.

Another recall notice was issued by Daimler Truck last month, for 155 of its Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models in the year range 2022-23.

This recall was sent out because the threaded connections securing the oil pressure line may not have been tightened sufficiently.

As a result, oil could leak into the engine bay and accumulate in the presence of an ignition source resulting in a vehicle fire.

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