Safety & Compliance

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

December 27, 2017

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The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner
The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

The recall affects 3,007 vehicles, including certain 2018 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Cascadia, M2 Business Class vehicles, 2018 Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 vehicles, and 2018 Freightliner Custom Chassis S2C 106 chassis and S2G Cab/Chassis vehicles. The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been properly tightened, potentially resulting in the caliper detaching.

DTNA was made aware of reports for loose caliper mounting bolts in October and decided to initiate a voluntary safety campaign to recall affected vehicles.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts, replacing them as needed, free of charge, according to the recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Comments

  1. 1. kristen [ January 03, 2018 @ 10:59AM ]

    good for facebook better get a BrakeMate.

 

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