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Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled for faulty axles

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling several Freightliner and Western Star trucks due to a defect with axle hubs, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

More specifically, various model year 2014-2017 trucks equipped with Conmet aluminum non-high-capacity hubs are affected. These vehicles specify a front axle weight limit that may be greater than that of the hub capacity, according to NHTSA. The wheel could potentially separate from the axle, resulting in a crash.

Trucks affected by the recall include (all 2014-2017 models):

Freightliner 108SD
Freightliner 114SD
Freightliner Business Class M2
Freightliner Cascadia
Freightliner Coronado
Western Star 4700
Western Star 4800
Western Star 5700

Affected trucks will have the front axle hubs replaced for free. Recalls are expected to begin Oct. 27. Contact DTNA customer service with recall number FL-718 at 800-745-8000 for any questions.

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