The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Daimler Recalls Trucks With Detroit Diesel Engines

November 04, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 1,600 MY 2009-2010 Freightliner and Sterling trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 EPA07 engines manufactured with grid heaters. 

Increased internal grid heater resistance, caused by improperly tightened screws, may melt the solder on the grid heater circuit board. This could lead to a short circuit. A short circuit raises the risk of fire. 

Detroit Diesel will repair the trucks free of charge. The engine control logic will be reprogrammed to provide cold-weather starting without the need of a grid heater. Wiring to the grid heater will be removed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. 

This safety recall is expected to begin on or before Dec. 18. The recall affects the following trucks: 

  • Freightliner/Cascadia MY 2009-2010
  • Freightliner/M2 MY 2009-2010
  • Sterling/9500 MY 2009-2010. 

Truck owners with questions can reach Detroit Diesel at (313) 592-5800. Daimler Trucks can be reached at (800) 547-0712.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use survey, a “light” truck classification refers to a vehicle with an average weight of less than 10,000 pounds.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher