Possible steering issue leads to recall of 18,000 Freightliner trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 17,822 trucks in which the steering arm and tie rod bolts may have a defective seam that can fracture, which could cause a loss of steering, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The recall affects certain 2021-2022 Freightliner Cascadia; Freightliner Business Class M2; Freightliner 114SD, 108SD and 122SD; Freightliner Custom Chassis S2, XB, XC and MT Chassis; and Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 vehicles.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tie rod arm and steering arm bolts, free of charge. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-884. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-256.

Additionally, Paccar is recalling 56 model year 2022 Kenworth T440, T470, T800, and W990 trucks. According to NHTSA, in the affected trucks, the starter interrupt may allow the vehicle to start when the transmission is not in park. As such, these vehicles do not comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reconnect the transmission and chassis harness, free of charge. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-425-828-5888 with recall number 21KWB. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-262.