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Freightliner Custom Chassis XB Recall, Freightliner XC Recall; Cruise Control Crash Danger


Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS XB   2010-2013
     FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS XC   2010-2013
Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North AmericaReport Receipt Date: NOV 29, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V552000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,594
Summary: 
  Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis manufactured January 1, 2010, through September 20, 2012.

The chassis are equipped with diode jumpers that may come loose in their connectors resulting in an open circuit.

Two circuits are affected: The one that disengages the cruise control with brake pedal use, and the one that illuminates the brake lights with brake pedal use.
Consequence: 
  Failure of the cruise control to disengage when the brakes are applied may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Without the brake lights illuminating when the brakes are applied, the driver's intent is not communicated, increasing the risk of a crash.
A stuck cruise control can mean a crash - don't take a chance.

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