Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Daimler Recalls Certain Trucks for Cracks in Fuel Tank may Leak Gasoline

Report Receipt Date: MAR 04, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V073000

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,825

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)
FREIGHTLINER / MT45G / 2011-2013
FREIGHTLINER / MT55G / 2011-2013

Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North America

SUMMARY: Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 MT45G and MT55G van chassis manufactured from February 15, 2010, through April 30, 2012. These vehicles have gasoline fuel tanks that may experience cracks in the welds and tank material.

CONSEQUENCE: Cracks in the fuel tanks could lead to a leakage of gasoline and vapors. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a vehicle fire.

REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the affected fuel tanks free of charge. The recall will begin on April 29, 2013. Owners may contact DTNA at 1-800-547-0712.

NOTES: DTNA's recall campaign number is FL-640. 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.