Daimler Trucks North America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling nearly ten thousand model year 2012 truck models for two separate defects, beginning immediately.
Freightliner Cascadia & Western Star 4900
DTNA is recalling 8,747 model year 2012 of these vehicles manufactured from Dec. 22, 2011, through Feb. 23.
Safety issue: Driver’s seats have seat bases that may have out-of-specification welds that allow the seat to buckle unexpectedly. Welds that dislodge could affect vehicle control and visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Aside from press releases online like this, DTNA will notify owners. All affected vehicles, whether bought new or used, will have replacement components installed by DTNA-authorized service facilities for free.
Owners can contact DTNA at (800) 547-0712 and specify campaign number FL-624.
Freightliner Business Class M2 and Cascadia
DTNA also is recalling 1,046 model year 2012 vehicles manufactured from Jan. 20 through Feb. 17.
Safety issue: Vehicles may have been assembled with a steering wheel nut that may not provide the clamp load required to fully seat the steering wheel on the steering shaft. When the wheel is not fully seated on the steering shaft, it can wobble out of joint and increase the probability of an impact with other vehicles.
The fix for this safety issue will be offered at DTNA-authorized service facilities for free.
Owners can contact DTNA at (800) 547-0712 and specify campaign number FL-623.