Daimler Truck & Van Recalls – Has Your Daimler Been Recalled?
Freightliner Custom Chassis XBP (2018); XBR (2017-2020); XBS (2017-2022); XCL (2016-2019); XCM (2016-2023); XCP(2017-2021); XCR (2016-2023); XCS (2017-2023)
Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Custom Chassis (“FCCC”) XBP; 2017-2020 XBR; 2017-2022 XBS; 2016-2019 XCL; 2016-2023 XCM; 2017-2021 XCP; 2016-2023 XCR; and 2017-2023 XCS recreational vehicle chassis. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (“PDM”) may have internal damage, which could result in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning. Non-functioning brake lights, rear markers, or turn signals can reduce vehicle visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Please click NHTSA Campaign Number 21V00H000 for additional information about the safety issue and the reason for the vehicle recall.
Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500 & Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500 & 4500 Vehicles
Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. A software error in the park lock system may allow the vehicle to move after the gear selector has been placed in the Park ‘P’ position without the parking brake applied. Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash. Please click NHTSA Campaign Number 21V972000 for additional about the safety issue and the reason for the vehicle recall.
How Do You Know If Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled?
Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall which MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If not repaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you. To find out if your vehicle is included in the recall, please use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool.
What Is A Vehicle Recall?
When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. The fix, or repair, can be accomplished by repairing, replacing, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car/vehicle.
What Should I Do If My Vehicle Is Included In This Recall?
If your vehicle is included in a specific recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.
For additional information about vehicle recalls, please click Vehicle Recall FAQs.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration