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Over 128K trucks affected by massive Freightliner brake light recall


Daimler Trucks North America has issued a major recall for a brake light defect that could increase the risk of a crash.

The recall affects certain models of 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia P4 vehicles for a defect that could cause the brake light to remain illuminated after the brake pedal is released.

According to recall documents, “if the brake lights remain illuminated, drivers may be unaware when the truck is actually slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.”

A total of 128,269 vehicles are affected by the recall.

The recall is expected to begin begin November 16, 2020.

Daimler Trucks will contact truck owners and dealers will replace the 3-pin brake pressure switch with a 2-pin brake pressure switch along with a jumper harness, free of charge.

Truck owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America customer service at1-800-547-0712 and reference recall number FL-863.


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