Fontaine-Modified Freightliner M2 Trucks Recalled

Fontaine Modification Co is recalling 3,571 model year 2006-2015 Freightliner M2 trucks due to a braking problem, according to a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin.

They were manufactured from Jan. 2, 2006 to Jan. 23, 2015 and modified by Fontaine to have dual steering.

Brake lights of the affected vehicles will not illuminate if the primary brake air supply is depleted below 6 psi, according the bulletin, meaning the trucks fail to comply with the requirements of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for air brake systems.

Also, if the primary brake air system fails, causing the truck to rely on the secondary brake air system, the brakes lights may not illuminate when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a crash.

Fontaine will notify owners, and dealers will install a repair kit to resolve the issue, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 18.

Owners may contact Fontaine customer service at 1-800-366-8246.

The safety recall report is available from the NHTSA website.

 

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