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.
A rapid loss of air pressure without warning may cause a sudden application of the park brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aluminum air tanks with steel, triple compartment, air tanks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 27, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-732.
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-17V124-1441
Report Receipt Date: FEB 27, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V124000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 450
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- WESTERN STAR 4900 2015-2018