18,000 Freightliner and Western Star Trucks Recalled Due to Risk of Steering Loss
Portland, OR – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has once again issued a recall of thousands of Freightliner and Western Star trucks, this time for steering issues.
DTNA alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this month of a recall of certain 2021-2022 Freightliner and Western Star trucks.
According to DNTA, the steering arm and tie rod bolts may have a defective seam that can fracture on affected units.
A fractured bolt may cause a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash, the company stated.
The affected models, according to DTNA, are:
• Freightliner Cascadia
• Freightliner Business Class M2
• Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) MT45
• FCCC MT55
• FCCC S2
• FCCC XB
• FCCC XC Chassis
• Freightliner 108SD
• Freightliner 114SD
• Freightliner 122SD
• Western Star 4700
• Western Star 4900
• Western Star 5700
The total number of units affected is 17,822, DTNA reported to NHTSA.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tie rod arm and steering arm bolts, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin June 10, 2021.
Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-884.
Risk of Engine Stall and ‘Clutch Disengagement’ Prompts Recall of Freightliner and Western Star Trucks
Just last month, DTNA issued a recall of over 11,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks for separate engine stall and “clutch disengagement” issues.
Click HERE to read more about that recall.