Almost 3,000 Western Stars recalled


Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 2,987 Western Star trucks due to potentially faulty wiring, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

Affected trucks include model year 2019-2021 Western Star 4700 and 5700 models. The recall says that a particular wire in the ground harness may be undersized, possibly resulting in a melted connector in the ground circuit harness. If the connector becomes damaged, under certain circumstances, the engine may stall without the ability to restart.

Daimler estimates about 12% of trucks included in the recall have the defect.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ground harness for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-852. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-281.