DTNA recalls Freightliner chassis over steering issues

| Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Daimler Trucks of North America is recalling certain Freightliner Custom Chassis XCPs because of a steering issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

More specifically, model year 2014-16 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCPs manufactured from April 26, 2013, through Dec. 15, 2014. The power steering fluid temperature may exceed the hose material ratings on some rear engine chassis built with certain 18,000-pound and 20,000-pound load-capacity front axles used in motor home applications. Steering in either direction at low speeds could become difficult as a result.

DTNA will notify owners and will replace the power steering hose with a hose that has a higher temperature rating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 26. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA’s recall number for this campaign is FL-702.

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