Daimler Trucks are recalling 2008 and 2009 Freightliner Business Class M2 and Sterling Acterra Emergency Vehicles as well as Thomas built SAD-T-Liner C2 and SAF-T-Liner HDX school buses because of the chance of an unexpected engine shut down.

Who: Daimler Trucks

What:  2008 and 2009 Freightliner Business Class M2 and Sterling Acterra Emergency Vehicles as well as Thomas built SAD-T-Liner C2 and SAF-T-Liner HDX school buses

Why: An issue with the diesel engine's software can cause the engine to turn off.  If the engine shuts down while driving, this can cause an accident

More Details On Daimler Truck Recall:

DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS M2 AND STERLING ACTERRA EMERGENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 18, 2006, THROUGH JULY 7, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH EPA 2007 MBE 900 DETROIT DIESEL ENGINES. ENGINE SOFTWARE MAY NOT REACT PROPERLY TO CERTAIN AFTERMARKET TREATMENT DEVICE FAULT CODES. THE SOFTWARE MAY UNNECESSARILY SHUTDOWN A VEHICLE OR MAY FAIL TO SHUTDOWN A VEHICLE WITH AN AFTERMARKET DEVICE OVER-TEMP FAULT.
Consequence:
 UNEXPECTED SHUTDOWN OF A VEHICLE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. OVERHEATING OF THE AFTERTREATMENT DEVICE WITHOUT ENGINE SHUTDOWN MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DAIMLER TRUCKS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY DETROIT DIESEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712. THIS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 10V-472).
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