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.