Service brake defect prompts Daimler truck recall

| 4/7/2015

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document, Daimler Trucks North America LLC has recalled more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. The recalled vehicles have a service brake defect.

Certain Freightliner and Western Star trucks manufactured Oct. 6, 2014, to Feb. 16, 2015, that are equipped with Haldex Life Seal brake chambers are affected. Vehicles affected may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. While the truck is traveling at highway speeds, the defect may cause loss of control of the vehicle.

Models affected include:

  • 2015 Freightliner 108SD
  • 2015 Freightliner 114SD
  • 2015 Freightliner 122SD
  • 2015 Freightliner Business Class M2
  • 2015 Freightliner Cascadia
  • 2015 Freightliner Coronado
  • 2015 Western Star 4700
  • 2015 Western Star 4900

Daimler Trucks North America will notify customers and will replace the brake chambers free of charge. Daimler’s number for this recall is FL676, and the recall is expected to begin May 25, 2015. Drivers who own one of the recalled models can contact Daimler Trucks North America customer service at 800-385-4357.

Owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit

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