Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Cascadia, M2 Business Class, 114SD, and 122SD trucks, and Western Star 4700 and 5700 trucks. These vehicles have tow hooks used for recovery purposes that may fail during use.
If the tow hook fails without warning during a recovery operation, the sudden release of the vehicle may increase the risk of injury.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle’s tow hooks and, depending on their production date codes, will replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-742.
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-17V452-6517
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V452-6529
CHRONOLOGY, REMEDY AND SCHEDULE FROM DAIMLER: RMISC-17V452-8995
Report Receipt Date: JUL 17, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V452000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,483
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FREIGHTLINER 114SD 2018
- FREIGHTLINER 122SD 2018
- FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2018
- FREIGHTLINER M2 BUSINESS CLASS 2018
- WESTERN STAR 4700 2018
- WESTERN STAR 5700 2018