Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for nearly 20,000 Freightliner trucks for a steering shaft assembly defect that could result in a crash.
The recall has been issued for certain 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, and Business Class M2 vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “the steering shaft assembly may have been installed incorrectly, which can cause a loss of connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels.” This loss of connection could, in turn, result in the loss of control of the vehicle and cause a crash.
The NHTSA says that 19,754 vehicles are affected by the recall.
The recall is expected to begin November 16. Daimler will notify truck owners and provide free repair of the steering shaft if necessary.
Truck owners may contact Daimler customer service 1-800-547-0712 and reference recall number FL-791.