Daimler, Paccar Issue Recalls On More Than 12,000 Late Model Trucks
Washington, D.C. – Daimler is recalling approximately 6,795 Freightliner and Western Star tractors and Paccar is doing the same for approximately 6,857 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors, according to new documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Daimler says tractors and chassis equipped with certain Eaton Electronic Clutch Actuation (ECA) heavy-duty truck clutches could fail because of a defective internal component. The company says it poses a risk of possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement.
Daimler will notify affected truck owners and will repair the component and update the software for free, the company says. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-803. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-903.
Affected models include:
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 114SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 122SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Business Class M2
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia
- 2018-2019 Western Star 4700
- 2018-2019 Western Star 4900
- 2018-2019 Western Star 5700
Paccar Issues Recall On 2018 Peterbilt and Kenworth Models
Paccar’s recall affects 2018 Kenworth T680 and T880, and model year 2018 Peterbilt 567 and 579. According to the company, seat belts could possibly come apart during a crash due to failure to sew them properly during the manufacturing process.
In fact, the company says the seat belts could have been glued instead of sewn elevating the risk of failure during a collision.
Paccar is also notifying affected truck owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckle assembles that weren’t sewn at no charge. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-918-259-3258 with recall numbers 18KWG and 18PBD. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-870.
(featured image courtesy of Peterbilt Motors Co.)