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Daimler orders model recalls

Daimler Truck has ordered a recall for select Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner models due to defects.

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has issued a recall notice for 155 of its Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models in the year range 2022-23.

255 Freightliner Cascadia models that have been fitted with a Detroit Diesel DD16 engine in the year range 2021-2023 have also been issued recalls.

The Mercedes-Benz recall is because the threaded connections securing the oil pressure line may not have been tightened sufficiently.

As a result, oil could leak into the engine bay and accumulate in the presence of an ignition source resulting in a vehicle fire.

“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property,” the notice says.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by an authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership in writing and should have rectification work carried out as soon as possible, free of charge.

Alternatively, a full list of authorised dealerships can be found at www.mercedes-benz-trucks.com or by calling 1800 033 557.

The Freightliner recall concerns a software issue with the Engine Control Module (ECM), in which the vehicle may release air pollutants that exceed the standards set in Australian Design Rule (ADR) 80/03.

There is no safety hazard and the defect will not affect the performance of the vehicle.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership and to arrange an appointment to have the ECU reprogrammed, free of charge.

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