Over 18,000 Freightliners recalled for brake issue


Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 18,000 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia tractors for an issue with the brake calipers, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to NHTSA, the brake caliper mounting bolts on about 18,105 Cascadias manufactured between Jan. 2, 2017, and May 19, 2018, may not have been tightened properly. This could result in the caliper detaching, which in turn would reduce braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.

Daimler says it will begin notifying owners on Aug. 13, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper mounting bolts and tighten if necessary for free. DTNA estimates that 25 percent of the recalled trucks have the defect.

Owners of affected rigs can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-775. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-411.