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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2016-2017 Mercedes Benz Metris BSM Recall

Daimler Vans USA LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to be equipped with the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) feature, however, the installed instrument cluster and steering wheel does not support the function, and thus, the BSM system does not work on the vehicle. CONSEQUENCE: If a vehicle is in the driver’s blind spot, but the BSM system does not warn the driver, there would…

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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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Freightliner Business Class M2 & SD Recalls

Business Class M2 Instrument Cluster Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD trucks. The affected trucks have been modified to be equipped with both left hand and right hand instrument clusters. Due to incompatibilities between the displays, the instrument clusters and/or turn signals may become unresponsive. CONSEQUENCE: Unresponsive instrument clusters and/or turn signals can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners,…

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Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Delivery Van

Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Delivery Van

At last year’s IAA show in Hannover, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled its drone-delivery Vision Van and teased the press with its Vans & Robots concept. On the eve of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Stefan Maurer, head of future transportation for Mercedes-Benz Vans, went into greater detail about its ideas for incorporating new robot technologies in its Sprinter van to better optimize last-mile delivery in an ever-increasing…

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2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 & 5500 Recall

Sterling 4500 & 5500 Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles manufactured November 1, 2007, to November 7, 2008. The affected vehicles have a 220 amp alternator that may develop a short circuit. CONSEQUENCE: If the alternator develops a short circuit, there is an increased risk of a fire. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners, and DTNA dealers will replace the alternator,…

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2016-2017 Daimler Trucks RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America Chassis Frame Recall

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 FCCC XBR, XCL, XCM, and XCR recreational vehicle chassis manufactured January 1, 2016, to October 12, 2016, equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering…

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Self Driving Semi Truck Makes First Delivery

Self Driving Otto Semi Truck

Otto and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch made history in October by successfully making the first delivery by a self-driving semi truck. Yesterday, one of Otto’s self-driving truck prototypes traveled 120 miles on a stretch of Colorado highway between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs to deliver 51,744 cans of Budweiser beer. According to Otto, a professional driver assisted the truck on the entrance and exit ramps but could spend the rest of the…

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Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5M Clean Air Act Fine

Detroit Diesel $28.5 Million Settlement for US Clean Air Act Violation

Detroit Diesel Corp, a unit of automaker Daimler AG, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The settlement is the latest penalty imposed by U.S. regulators on auto and engine manufacturers for failing to meet emissions regulations. The U.S. government alleged that Detroit Diesel violated the Clean…

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2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia PDM Recall

Freightliner Cascadia PDM Recall

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, to May 27, 2015 and equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due to its location, the PDM may be sprayed with water and contaminants from the road, possibly causing the PDM to short…

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