2017 Freightliner & Western Star Trucks Recall

2017 Western Star 5700 Trucks Recall Notice

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks built with NFD tandem rear axles. During the hardening process, the axle assembly output shaft may have been made brittle, possibly resulting in the output shaft fracturing while the vehicle is in use. CONSEQUENCE: If output shaft fractures while descending a grade, the compression braking will be ineffective. Additionally, large debris may land…

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Navistar International Trucks Air Dryer Recall

Navistar International Trucks Air Brake Dryer Recall

Navistar Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2016-2018 International LT, 2016-2017 International ProStar, 2017 International LoneStar, and 2017-2018 International RH heavy diesel trucks. The air dryer mounting bracket may fracture, causing air system leaks or a loss of air pressure to the brake system. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of brake air pressure could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Navistar will notify owners,…

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Daimler Trucks Western Star 4900 Recall

Western Star 4900 Air Brake Tank Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks. The aluminum air tanks on these vehicles may have improper welds possibly resulting in a rapid loss of air pressure. CONSEQUENCE: A rapid loss of air pressure without warning may cause a sudden application of the park brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aluminum air…

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Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Truck RentalĀ is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet. “These added vehicle features underscore our commitment to over-the-road safety for our commercial truck rental customers and their drivers,” said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental at Penske. “These systems can help commercial drivers avoid collisions and the braking system provides additional stopping power when needed.” Penske has…

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2013-2017 Volvo Truck VCM Recall Alert

Volvo Truck VCM Recall Alert

Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) issued a recall for certain year 2013-2017 VNL and VNM truck models and certain model year 2017 VNX trucks. In the affected vehicles, incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake system becomes contaminated, braking performance could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Volvo will notify owners, and…

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Freightliner MotorHome Chassis Brake Recall

Freightliner RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR, and XCL motorhome chassis manufactured December 21, 2012, to December 22, 2015. On certain motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake activation signal to a towed device…

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