Recall: Daimler Trucks Due to Crash Hazard

Posted on January 18, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 60 units of 2012 Freightliner Daimler Trucks with custom chassis (FCC) model S2 10 CH due to a crash hazard arising from a malfunctioning exterior light turn signal, which may fail to operate properly 5 to 13 minutes after vehicle operation.

The recall was announced due to a bulk-head software issue affecting the light turn signal that causes the lights to fail after minutes of vehicle operation.  The failure of the turn signal light to illuminate may misinform or confuse other drivers on the roadway as to what the intended direction of the vehicle is, thereby increasing the risk of collision. The recall number associated with this specific vehicle recall is FL-620.

Vehicle owners can expect to be contacted by the company and instructed to take the vehicle to a DTNA authorized service facility, where they will receive a free inspection and software update if necessary.

As a Long Beach personal injury lawyer, I appreciate all efforts made to ensure higher safety standards to protect motorists and pedestrians. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Long Beach to learn about the legal options available to you.

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