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.