Daimler Trucks recalls thousands of Freightliner Cascadias over airbag issue
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Freightliner Cascadia trucks for an issue dealing with driver’s side airbags, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
More specifically, nearly 3,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks model year 2017-19 are being recalled. Driver’s frontal airbag in affected trucks may deploy unexpectedly. If the driver’s frontal airbag deploys unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Owners of affected trucks will be notified by DTNA. Dealers will modify the wiring leading to the steering wheel clockspring to ensure that it is properly grounded. Recalls are slated to begin Jan. 9, 2019. For questions, call DTNA’s customer service at 800-547-0712 with DTNA recall number FL800. NHTSA’s recall number for this defect is 18V-787.