Diamler Trucks has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2006 through 2010 heavy trucks manufactured between January 17, 2006 and March 31, 2009, equpped with EPA07 model MB#4000 engines built with plastic low pressure fuel lines. They stated that the plastic lines may experience leaks due to fatigue cracks caused by stress and vibration combined with high internal pressure.
If a diesel fuel leak continues undetected under certain conditions, fuel may ignite on a hot engine surface and/or fuel may spill on the road increasing the risk of a crash. Diamler Trucks will notify owners and the remedy will be preformed by Detroit Diesel Corporation authorized repair facilities and direct warranty customers. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 4, 2009. Owners may contact Diamler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712.