- Photo: Freightliner

Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 164,000 model-year 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia tractors. The single brake modulator valve may be affected by chemical corrosion, which can slow down the release timing and cause the brakes to pull to the affected side during automatic braking events.

Brakes that pull to one side during automatic braking events may cause a sudden change in vehicle direction, increasing the risk of a crash.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will perform repairs, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the repair procedures. This recall is expected to begin Aug. 30.

Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-855. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

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