Almost 4000 Freightliner trucks recalled

Electrical fault recall for Argosy, Columbia and Coronado

The ACCC is overseeing a recall of just under 4000 Freightliner trucks sold in Australia with a possible electrical fault needing to be rectified.

The recall affects Freightliner Argosy, Columbia & Coronado trucks and all the trucks were sold in Australia between the 3rd of June 2010 and the 28th of August 2017.

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Is your Freightliner involved? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that under certain environmental conditions the PowerNet Distribution Box (PNDB) module can go into auto-reset mode.

What are the hazards?

Affected vehicles may unexpectedly lose power in the cab, chassis and engine, causing potential engine shutdown and temporary loss of all lighting and cab electronics, increasing the risk of an accident for the occupants and other road users.

What should owners do?

Owners should call 1300 323 722 to make a booking with any Authorised Daimler Truck & Bus, Freightliner Dealership to have a new PNDB without the auto-reset software installed free of charge.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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