2,400 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled for brake issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Daimler Trucks North America have issued a recall for 2,386 recently built Freightliner and Western Star trucks. The NHTSA Campaign Number is 15V185000.

SUMMARY:

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2015 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Coronado, Western Star 4700, and Western Star 4900 trucks manufactured October 6, 2014, to February 16, 2015, and equipped with Haldex Life Seal brake chambers. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber.

CONSEQUENCE:

While traveling at highway speeds, brake drag may cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake chambers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL676.

NOTES:

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.

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