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2019 Freightliner Digitial Dash Brightness level – Recall Call to Action

I have finally submitted the required NHTSA complaint regarding the digital dash in our 2019 Dutch Star.

The issue I am filing is in regards to the brightness while driving. Freightliner needs to offer the ability to dim the dash even further than it is now, and to change the background to a night friendly color scheme (aka: Dark Mode).

I do not know if this issue exists on Spartan digital dashes.

I encourage anyone else that has this problem to file the complaint on the NHTSA website


In addition, you should send an email to Newmar and Freightliner documenting your case. It is my hope that we can work together as a community to bring an important change to this very dangerous display.

I have tried the 2 stop film cover, and this does help. A spare jacket or blanket helps too. Neither of these options are acceptable.

Freightliner Email: fcccservice@daimler.com

Once you have submitted your complaint to NHTSA, you will receive a issue number for tracking purposes. If we can get several of these in this week, it will trigger a faster investigation process.

For the purpose of the report, I used my last drive at night to document. It happens every time, but the report is going to ask for a single incident.