DAF Australian Recall Due to Air-Brake Issue

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BAYSWATER NORTH, Australia — PACCAR AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. is recalling certain 2020-2021 DAF CF 6×4 trucks due to non-compliance with Australian Design Rules covering its air-brake system.

According to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications recall report, “In the event of a total trailer air brake system air loss, the prime mover and trailer brakes will automatically apply, increasing the risk of losing control of the vehicle.

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“If this occurs it may result in a loss of vehicle control, which would increase the risk of a crash and injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

The recall covers 95 DAF CF 6×4 tractors assembled in Australia from semi-knocked-down kits in the following variants: CF 450 FTT, CF 480 FTT and CF 530 FTT.

Owners are urged to contact their DAF dealers to arrange inspection and repair of the air-brake systems.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.