Daimler Recalls 740 Freightliner Trucks to Fix Poorly Secured Airline Hose

June 06, 2017 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 738 Freightliner trucks because a potential defect with the airline hose and the engine block coolant heater wire could increase the risk of a fire.

The recall affects 2013-2018 Custom Chassis S2G Chassis vehicles produced between Nov. 9, 2012 and May 16.

The airline hose and engine block coolant heater wire on these trucks may not have been properly secured during production. If the affected components were not correctly routed and clipped, the hose and wire could come in contact with the exhaust pipe. This could lead to melting of the lines.

“A potential airline routed in close proximity to an exhaust pipe (ignition source) may increase the risk of a fire,” according to the recall report.

No crashes or injuries associated with this issue have been reported.

The recall is expected to begin on July 22.

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