Daimler Truck North America recalls more than 200,000 trucks

In Freightliner, News, Western Star, Daimler1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 10, 2022

Daimler Truck North America is recalling 218,468 Freightliner and Western Star trucks for a possible corrosion issue on front brake modules that could increase the risk of a crash.

On certain vehicles, estimated to be one-tenth of 1% of the recalled trucks, chemical corrosion could affect the functionality of the brake modulator valve.

Daimler Truck North America said the corrosion could lead to pulling to the left or right, resulting in a sudden change in vehicle direction due to uneven braking on the front axle.

The recalled models are the 2021 Freightliner 108SD, 2022 Freightliner 114SD, 2017-2023 Freightliner Cascadia, 2020-2022 Freightliner Business Class M2, 2021-2023 Western Star 47X, 2020-2023 Western Star 49X and the 2021-2022 Western Star 57X.

Braking when Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is on may result in full system pressure applied to one front wheel end. That could cause brake pull from the difference in brake force.

Daimler has reported no crashes or injuries.

DTNA recalled 183,000 Freightliners for a similar corrosion issue in July 2020, replacing unpainted modules with painted ones to ward off the chemical intrusion from road salt.