Hundreds of thousands of Freightliner and Western Star trucks have been recalled for a possible brake defect that could “cause a sudden change in vehicle direction, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has issued a recall for certain truck models, including:
- 2017-2023 Freightliner Cascadia
- 2020-2022 Freightliner Business Class M2
- 2021 Freightliner 108SD
- 2022 Freightliner 114SD
- 2020-2023 Western Star 49X
- 2021-2023 Western Star 47X
- 2021-2022 Western Star 57X
The total number of vehicles affected by the recall is 218,147.
According to recall documents, on the affected vehicles, the brake modulator valves on the front axle may corrode and cause the vehicle to pull to the affected side during an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) braking event.
DTNA says that this recall replaces and expands on previous recall number 20V-390. All vehicles repaired under recall number 20V-390 will need to have the new repair performed.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by December 30, 2022. Dealers will replace the front brake modulator valves for free.
Truck owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 and reference recall number FL-958.