4500 Daimler trucks recalled for fuel line defect

The defect could cause fuel to spill out on the roadway or cause the truck's engine to stall.

Daimler Recall

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for thousands of trucks for a defect that could cause a fuel line to burst.

Daimler has issued a recall notice for 4500 trucks. The affected models are certain  2017-2019 trucks equipped with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines.

You can take a look at the recalled trucks below.

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FREIGHTLINER122SD2017-2019
FREIGHTLINERCASCADIA2017-2019
FREIGHTLINERCORONADO2017-2019
WESTERN STAR49002017-2019

 

According to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel line on the recalled trucks could burst if the filter screen becomes clogged. “If the fuel line bursts, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine may also stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle’s inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The recall is scheduled to begin on October 28, 2018. Cummins will reach out to truck owners affected by the recall. The repair for the fuel line defect is still under development.

If you have questions about the recall, you can Daimler Trucks North America’s customer service at 1-800-547-0712 and reference the recall number FL789. You may also call Cummins customer service at 1-800-286-6467.