Daimler Australia Recalling Trucks for Brake Issue

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Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announcement

VICTORIA, Australia – Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd. has issued a recall notice for seven model-year 2019 trucks due to a potential braking issue, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The recall, ACCC campaign number RC3178-FL845, covers the Freightliner Argosy, Century Class (CST112) and Coronado trucks which might have caliper-mounting bolts which do not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate.

“The inadequate clamping force may potentially reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of an accident,” said the ACCC post. “Owners are requested to contact any authorized Freightliner dealer who will inspect the brake caliper mounting bolts and replace if required.”

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The entire ACC notice can be viewed by clicking HERE.

About Freightliner Australia

Freightliner trucks, a key unit in Daimler Trucks Australia/Pacific, are fully imported to Australia from manufacturing plants in North America.

Freightliner was acquired by Daimler-Benz in 1981 and entered the Australian market in 1989 with trucks specifically engineered and tailored to Australian conditions. In Australia, Freightliner trucks have been developed for the country’s heavier, bigger, faster and hotter operating environments and offer the engines, gearboxes, axles and suspension systems trusted by Australian operators.

Freightliner marked its 75th anniversary in 2017. While its history is integral to the brand, Freightliner remains future-focused. A continuing emphasis on quality through innovation intersects perfectly with our ongoing, technologically inspired, passionate drive to create the best-of-the-best trucks on the road.

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.