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Freightliner Custom Chassis Recall, Freightliner M2 Recall, Freightliner MT55 Recall, Sterling Acterra Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FREIGHTLINER / CUSTOM CHASSIS 2008-2010
FREIGHTLINER / M2 2008-2010
FREIGHTLINER / MT55 2008-2010
STERLING / ACTERRA 2008-2010

Manufacturer:
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 10, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V451000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 101
Summary:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2010 FREIGHTLINER M2, CUSTOM CHASSIS, MT55 AND STERLING ACTERRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 4, 2007 AND JULY 15, 2009, EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISC CM2150 AND ISL CM2150 MODEL DIESEL ENGINES. THE VEHICLES MAY BE DESIGNED WITH A HARD WIRED, DASH-MOUNTED SWITCH THAT ENABLES THE VEHICLE OPERATOR TO INHIBIT AFTERTREATMENT DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER REGENERATION IN ENVIRONMENTS WHERE THE OPERATOR BELIEVES IT MAY BE UNSAFE FOR ELEVATED EXHAUST TEMPERATURES. DUE TO AN ISSUE WITH THE LOGIC IN THE ECM SOFTWARE IN THESE ENGINES, THE SWITCH MAY NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY, LEADING THE OPERATOR TO BELIEVE THAT THE SWITCH IS IN "INHIBIT" MODE WHEN IT IS NOT.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION WILL PERMIT HOT EXHAUST GASES TO EXIT THE VEHICLE TAILPIPE, INCREASING THE RISK OF MELTING OR BURNING OF NEARBY SURFACES, OR A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS.

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