Daimler Trucks North America is recalling eight years of Freightliner Custom Chassis Cabs because a bolt issue could disable the brake lights and lead to a crash.
If the bolt, called a clevis pin, rubs or bends on the mount holding the brake pedal, the bolt could detach. That would cause the brake lights to stop working. If the pin slides out farther, the brake pedal could detach, making it harder to stop the truck. That could confuse the driver and also cause a crash.
Daimler learned of the condition in March, when it received a report of brake loss. It found other cases during an investigation. No crashes or injuries are known.
About 12 percent of 9,702 recalled MT45 and MT55 models from 2012 to 2019 have the condition, Daimler told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The trucks were built from Jan. 12, 2011, to Jan. 3, 2019.
Freightliner dealers will inspect and repair the trucks for free. Customers and dealers will be notified of the recall on July 12.
The NHTSA recall number is 19V-371.