Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Sterling Bullet 4500 and 5500 chassis cab vehicles manufactured October 15, 2007, through November 10, 2008. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity, high temperatures, and temperature cycling.
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Sterling will notify the owners and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2016. Owners may contact Sterling customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-714.
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.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-16V418-2995
NON-COMPLIANCE DEFECT 573 SAFETY RECALL REPORT PDF: RCLRPT-16V418-6475
DEFECT 573 SAFETY RECALL REPORT AMENDMENT PDF: RCLRPT-16V418-8128
DAIMLER SAFETY DEFECT RECALL REPORT MEMO PDF: RMISC-16V418-4492
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V418000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,596
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
- STERLING BULLET 4500 2008-2009
- STERLING BULLET 5500 2008-2009