According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 104 units of certain model 2012-2013 CT660 Caterpillar Commercial Trucks due issues related to the brakes potentially overheating and causing a fire.
The company, Caterpillar Inc, announced the recall after it was discovered the the Bendix ATR-6 equipped trucks could develop a valve leak in extremely cold condition, leading to a continuous brake application to take place. Continuos brake application can result in the brakes overheating and possibly leading to a fire. Such a situation could result in the driver losing control of the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of crash.
Bendix is currently working on a permanent remedy, however vehicle owners will be notified by the company to take the recalled vehicle models to their dealers for a temporary repair.
Vehicle owners may also contact the company for additional information at 309-675-5658.
As a Personal Injury Lawyer Los Angeles, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer Riverside to learn about the legal options available to you.