OR--Daimler is recalling 698 Cascadias and Western Star 5700s (model
year 2017) because of a possible problem with the power-train-axle
assembly. The recalled trucks are equipped with NFD rear tandem axles.
According to several media
reports, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
document says during the hardening process, the axle assembly output
shaft could have been made brittle, resulting in the possible fracture
of the shaft while the trucks are in use. Daimler adds that if the
output shaft breaks while going down a grade, the compression braking
would be ineffective.
Daimler will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and Detroit Axle
dealers will replace the output shafts free of charge. The recall is
expected to begin on July 9. For more information, owners of the trucks
can contact Daimler customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall
number FL-738. NHTSA’s recall ID is 17V-315.
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