PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain limited-production model-year 2022 Freightliner Cascadia trucks which have anti-lock (ABS) and electronic-stability control systems (ESC) which could be switched off by the driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-339, the feature which allows driver control over ABS and ESC is not permitted per FMVSS (federal motor vehicle safety standard) 121 and FMVSS 136.
NHTSA cites the potential safety risk as, “Deactivation of ABS and ESC could lead to loss of braking capability which may lead to an increase crash risk.”
The report also indicated that DTNA is not aware of any incidents during which the feature was activated.
The remedy is removal of this feature by a franchised DTNA dealer.
Dealers and owners of the 24 trucks covered by the recall are scheduled to be notified as to the recall by July 14th.