Sensor Thinks Hood Is Not Latched

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Drew Oswalt's Comment
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My truck is a '18 Cascadia. It keeps on thinking the hood isn't latched. I don't see any sensors in that area. Anyone know how I can fix this on my own? And when that happens, my dome light turns on, on it's own.....weird.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Turtle's Comment
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There must be a sensor somewhere. It should either be on / near the latches themselves, or down by the hinges.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My 2019 cascadia has been plagued with sensor problems from almost day one. There's a sensor there for sure. Have your company's shop take a look at it.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Most of the time, it will sense the latches after the truck has been sitting for 10-20 minutes.

I don't see any wires leading out from the latches. As long as I can drive and keep making money, I'll bring it up when I have to go in for a scheduled service. I was already down because of my old truck.

Oh, and when the truck is just sitting and the engine is off, it will randomly shout out that the coolant level is low. Lol

PackRat's Comment
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Did you call your company breakdown number? It may be an incredibly simple fix.

Coolant level alarm....what engine is it?

Banks's Comment
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Most of the time, it will sense the latches after the truck has been sitting for 10-20 minutes.

I don't see any wires leading out from the latches. As long as I can drive and keep making money, I'll bring it up when I have to go in for a scheduled service. I was already down because of my old truck.

Oh, and when the truck is just sitting and the engine is off, it will randomly shout out that the coolant level is low. Lol

I get wanting to keep running, but why risk something going wrong at the worst possible time?

Susan D. 's Comment
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The one time my truck briefly alarmed coolant level low.. it actually was, just barely. I was close to my home terminal in Iowa so I ran it through the shop. They topped it off but never really did figure out what happened to my coolant and it hasn't done it since, but rumor is the some of the new cascadias have had gasket problems/failures. So far so good and my engine oil never looks milky.

My air alarm sensor went bad. The crazy thing was alarming when my air pressure was perfectly fine (125 psi) and it would stop alarming when I stopped and set the brakes. We've had several new trucks with this same problem. They replaced the sensor and its been good ever since.

My abs sensor in my truck kept randomly lighting up too, quite recently.. turns out this last time it was a blown fuse for the trailer abs causing that. A real head scratcher for me lol.

I've heard there's yet another recall for my truck.. something about the cab mounts and where its mounted the metal isn't thick enough (in the floor). Our front ends weren't torqued correctly at the factory and it all had to be retightened up by our shop. One recall after another it seems, so yeah I make sure I check my truck closely. I should about have most of the bugs worked out of it. I've got almost 110k miles on it which isn't bad considering it sat at a freightliner dealer for 3 weeks after it decided it wasn't going to shift anymore, a weeks vacation and 2 more weeks parked when my other half got critically ill and almost died, then another week in August when one of my daughters passed away, so the truck has been parked over 2 months since I got it at the end of last October.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Sorry for your loss Susan

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