Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

 

Vehicle Make / Model:

MACK / LEU

MACK / MRU

Model Year(s):

2008-2012

2008-2012

Manufacturer: MACK TRUCKS, INC

Mfr's Report Date: APR 01, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V212000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,763

Summary:
MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2012 MRU AND LEU HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 3, 2007, THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2011. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY IN THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERCURRENT PROTECTION.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF AN ELECTRICAL OVERAGE, THE FUSE THAT SHOULD PREVENT THE OVER CURRENT FROM REACHING THE MIRROR SWITCH CIRCUIT MAY FAIL, SUCH THAT THE MIRROR SWITCH CAN OVERHEAT. AN OVERHEATED SWITCH COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY HARNESS TO PREVENT THE MIRROR SWITCH FROM OVERHEATING. THEY WILL ALSO INSPECT THE MIRROR SWITCH AND IF SIGNS OF OVERHEATING ARE SHOWN, REPLACE THAT SWITCH. ALL INSPECTIONS AND REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes:
MACK TRUCKS SAFETY RECALL NO. SC0349/SC0350. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .