Recall Alert : 2013-2015 Freightliner M2 Due to Auto-Apply Brake Malfunction

 On October 29, 2014 Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) announced the recall of certain 2013-2015 Freightliner M2 trucks manufactured December 10, 2012, to October 28, 2014, and equipped with the auto-apply brake feature. In the affected vehicles, the parking brake may apply unintentionally.  If the parking brake applies without warning while driving and without activating the brake lights, there is an increased risk of a crash.  The potential number of trucks affected by this is estimated at 4,353.

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If you or someone you know has been affected by this defect, we urge you to stop using your vehicle immediately.  DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the vehicles, free of charge. . I would urge you, however, to be proactive and contact DTNA directly to find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall. DTNA issued an interim notification letter to owners on December 26, 2014. The recall began on February 18, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-672.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.

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