More than 4,000 Freightliner trucks are affected by two separate recalls announced recently by Daimler Trucks North America, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One recall, affecting approximately 4,155 vehicles, is for brake caliper mounting bolts that may not have been sufficiently tightened during manufacturing. Loose caliper bolts can reduce the effectiveness of brakes. Truck models included in this recall are:
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 114SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner 122SD
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Business Class M2
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Columbia
- 2018-2019 Freightliner Coronado
Only 1 percent of the 4,155 affected trucks are estimated to have the defect. DTNA will begin notifying owners on Oct. 6, and dealers will check and tighten brake caliper mounting bolts for free. Affected truck owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-457-0712 with recall number FL-783. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-525.
The other recall, affecting approximately 116 model year 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia tractors, is for pitman arms that may crack and fracture over time, which would cause a loss of steering control.
DTNA will begin notifying owners on Oct. 6, and dealers will replace the pitman arms for free. Affected truck owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-457-0712 with recall number FL-784. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-522.
Matt Cole is the news editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, partner publications of Hard Working Trucks.