Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 model year 2018 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. Affected trucks have an issue with the brake calipers.
Nine different models of DTNA trucks have experienced problems with the calipers. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, the brake caliper mounting bolts may not be properly tightened, potentially resulting in the caliper detaching and reducing braking performance.
The following 2018 trucks are affected:
- Freightliner Custom Chassis S2C
- Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G
- Freightliner 108SD
- Freightliner 114SD
- Freightliner Cascadia
- Freightliner M2 Business Class
- Western Star 4700
- Western Star 4900
- Western Star 5700
Owners of trucks and chassis affected by the recall will be notified by DTNA. Bolts will be inspected and replaced as needed for free. DTNA expects the recall to begin on Jan. 25. For questions, call DTNA customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL-758. NHTSA’s recall number is 17V-759.
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