New vehicles added to Freightliner recall

Freightliner owners urged to check Vehicle Identification Numbers after more added to recall list

New vehicles added to Freightliner recall
The recall affects 4,145 Freightliner vehicles sold in Australia


More vehicles have been added to a recall of Freightliner Argosy, Columbia and Coronado trucks first made in April this year.

A total of 4,145 vehicles have now been recalled due to an electrical fault that could cause them to lose power unexpectedly, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced.

Check out our April story about the recall here

According to Product Safety Australia, the PowerNet Distribution Box module of affected vehicles can go into an auto-reset mode under certain environmental conditions.

"Affected vehicles may unexpectedly lose power in the cab, chassis and engine, causing potential engine shutdown and temporary loss of all lighting and cab electronics, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users," the ACCC says.

Owners of affected vehicles are asked to call 1300 323 722 to make a booking with a Daimler Truck & Bus Freightliner dealership to have a new PNDB installed, without the auto-reset software, free of charge.

The recall affects some trucks sold in Australia between June 2010 and August 2017. A list of the affected vehicles is available here.


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