Freightliner, Western Star trucks recall: electronic stability control issue

Updated May 16, 2023
'Recall' on yellow highway sign

More than 3,400 Freightliner and Western Star truckers are being recalled because of a problem with their electronic stability control systems, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling some 3,452 short wheelbase 2020-'24 Freightliner Cascadia (manufactured between Aug. 30, 2019, and Feb. 6, 2023) and Freightliner M2 Business Class; 2022 Western Star 4700; and 2020 Freightliner Cascadia (manufactured from Nov. 23-28, 2019) trucks.

The NHTSA said the affected units are equipped with an electronic stability control system and tire combination that may understeer during a J-turn. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 136, "Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles."

The NHTSA said a remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 24. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL971. NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-299.