An issue with rear reflective tape on a number of Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling trucks has prompted a recall from Daimler Trucks North America that includes more than 63,000 power units.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents say the rear reflective tape on the affected trucks may be covered by the mudflap hanger bracket, which could reduce the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers on the road.
The recall includes 63,175 of the following truck models:
- 2006-2020 Freightliner Columbia
- 2006-2021 Freightliner Business Class M2
- 2007-2020 Freightliner Coronado
- 2014-2021 Freightliner 122SD
- 2007 Sterling A9500
- 2006 Freightliner Argosy
- 2006-2007 Sterling AT9500
- 2007-2021 Freightliner Cascadia
- 2006-2008 Freightliner Classic
- 2006-2011 Freightliner Century Class
- 2006-2010 Freightliner FLD
2017 Western Star 5700
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reposition the reflective tape to make sure it’s completely visible. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL848. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-214.
A separate recall from DTNA affects some 89 model year 2020 Freightliner 108SD and model year 2020-2021 Freightliner Coronado, 114SD and Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks. In the affected trucks, the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) on the certification label may be incorrect, possibly resulting in the trucks being overloaded.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will update the GAWR labels for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL847. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-211.