To be specific, the recall involves approximately 18,000 Freightliners, Western Stars, and custom chassis models from the model years 2021-22
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Truck Models Affected By the Recall
The steering arm and tie rod bolts may have a faulty seam that can fracture in affected vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A fractured bolt may result in a loss of steering, endangering not only the drivers and passengers but other road users as well.
The recall affects the following truck models from 2021 to 2022:
- Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) MT45
- FCCC MT55
- FCCC S2
- FCCC XB
- FCCC XC Chassis
- Freightliner 108SD
- Freightliner 114SD
- Freightliner 122SD
- Freightliner Business Class M2
- Freightliner Cascadia
- Western Star 4700
- Western Star 4900
- Western Star 5700
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Daimler Trucks. The steering arm and tie rod bolts will be replaced free of charge by the dealer. Moreover, the recalls are set to begin on June 10th.
Customer service for Daimler Trucks North America can be reached at 1-800-547-0712.
Editor’s Note on Daimler Steering Loss Recall 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the latest recall made by Daimler Trucks North America. They recall almost 18,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks due to a steering issue.
Case Name & No.: Daimler’s Freightliner and Western Star Trucks Recall
Products/Services: Freightliner, Western Star, and other trucks.
Reasons: Steering issue
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