Daimler Trucks North America iscommercial trucks in the U.S. due to an electrical issue that could cause a fire.
The recall includes 2015-2016 Cascadia heavy duty trucks manufactured between March 24, 2014 and Nov. 9, 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles are equipped with Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC auxiliary units, which provide cooling and heating in the truck cabin regardless if the engine is on or off. A poor electrical connection in the system could cause overheating and start a fire.
“There may be inadequate contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins causing a high electrical resistance resulting in excessive heat,” the NHTSA said.
Overheating of the compressor connector could create ain Bergstrom units that include an open style compressor connector cap, the NHTSA said.
To fix the problem, the manufacturer will replace the connector caps.
No crashes or injuries associated with this defect have been reported.
Dealers and owners will receive formal notices of the issue in early May.