Two recalls hit 80k Freightliner, Western Star trucks


Headlight, tie rod issues prompt recalls of more than 80,000 Daimler trucks

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 80,000 trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The largest of the recalls affects more than 72,000 trucks, while the other affects nearly 8,500 trucks.

The largest of the recalls affects approximately 75,508 model year 2017-2022 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with halogen headlight assemblies. The halogen headlight bulb may dislodge during replacement and contact other vehicle components, possibly causing them to melt.

Dealers will install a foam grommet, cut a 4-inch access hole into the inner fender, and add a warning label on both fenders, free of charge. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-887. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-357.

The other recall affects a variety of Daimler models and was prompted by tie rod clamps that may be loose, which could result in loose tie rod ends that could break or detach, possibly causing a loss of steering.

Affected trucks include certain 2021-2022 Freightliner 114SD, 122SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, 108SD; Western Star 4900, 4700, 5700; Custom Chassis RV Chassis, Custom Chassis S2 Chassis, Custom Chassis XC Chassis, Custom Chassis XB Chassis and Custom Chassis MT Chassis.

Dealers will replace the tie rod clamp bolts and nuts for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-888. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-369.

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