Hundreds of Freightliner and Western Star Trucks Recalled Due to ‘Non-Compliant’ Wheels

Portland, OR — In a year riddled with recalls, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced yet another one, this time affecting hundreds of trucks.

DTNA alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the issue earlier this month, according to documents submitted.




 

According to DTNA, the recall affects certain 2011-2022 Freightliner SD 108, Freightliner SD 114, 2016 Freightliner Coronado, 2011-2022 Western Star 4900, Western Star 6900, 2013-2022 Western Star 4700, and 2022 49X vehicles.

In certain units, the tires and rims are not approved and rated for these vehicles from the Tire and Rim Association (TRA) or tire manufacturer, DTNA reported.

As such, the affected vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 120, “Wheels and Rims-Other Than Passenger Cars.”

Unapproved tires that are not rated for the vehicle can cause tire performance issues, increasing the risk of a crash, the company stated.

DTNA estimates approximately 413 units are affected.




 

DTNA was first alerted to a potential tire rim mismatch on September 29, 2021, upon which time the company “promptly began an investigation.”

The company did not state the circumstances regarding how it was alerted.

The results of the investigation revealed TRA had made changes to the approved wheel list for certain tires and had removed certain combinations, rendering certain DTNA vehicles non-compliant.

Thus, on November 10, DTNA stated it elected to conduct a non-compliance recall.

A remedy has not yet been identified and is still in development, DTNA confirmed.

However, owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 15, 2022.

Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1 (800) 547-0712.

DTNA’s number for this recall FL-908.

You can read more about the recall on the NHTSA’s website HERE.

 


OTHER DTNA RECALLS THIS YEAR
Hundreds of Freightliner Cascadias Recalled Due to Fire Risk From Faulty Exhaust System
Freightliner and Western Star Trucks Recalled Due to Risk of ‘Unintended Engine Shut Down’
8,500 Western Star and Freightliner Trucks Recalled Due to Risk of Steering Loss
72,500 Freightliners Recalled After Headlamp Defect Leads to Incidents of ‘Total Vehicle Loss’

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