Daimler Trucks North America is recalling specific 2015-2016 Freightliner and Western Star trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document. The recall is because of an issue with the axle assembly.
Specifically, trucks equipped with Marmon-Herrington drive axles are affected. Axle assemblies have hex nuts on the flange yoke that may not have been properly tightened. The defect can result in the driveshaft disconnecting from the drive axle, creating a loss of propulsion and increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles include:
2015-2016 Freightliner 108SD
2015-2016 Freightliner 114SD
2015-2016 Freightliner Business Class M2
2015-2016 Western Star 4900
Owners will be notified by DTNA, who will inspect the hex nuts and tighten them free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 16. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA’s recall number is FL-699.