According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Paccar have both declared recalls affecting close to 450 trucks in total.
Daimler’s recall includes 361 model year 2019 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks. According to the Commercial Carrier Journal, the affected tractors’ odometers are accumulating distance in kilometers, but the odometer display is labeled as being miles. These trucks do not comply with the FMCSA’s standards for “Control and Displays.”
DTNA will notify affected tractor owners, and dealers will replace the odometer at no cost. Owners can contact Daimler customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-812.
Paccar’s recall includes 93 model year 2020 Kenworth T-680, T800, T880, W900, and W990 models. According to the Commercial Carrier Journal, the rear axles on the affected trucks may not contain oil, which could cause the bearings, hub and axle shafts to wear, resulting in separation of a wheel end from the axle.
Paccar will also notify the affected owners, and Kenworth dealers will inspect the rear axles for the presence of oil. If there’s no oil, the wheel ends will be removed and the bearings, hub, and axle shaft will be examined for damage and replaced if necessary.
Owners can call Paccar customer service at 1-918-259-3258 with recall number 19KWA.
Carrier Corp. is recalling nearly 4,000 auxiliary power units as a result of a faulty power supply harness, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
Recall documents show that certain Carrier ComfortPro 210STA and PC6112 are affected by the recall. The APUs use a second power supply harness that is not protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) connector, according to NHTSA. Without that connector, an electrical short can increase the risk of injury.
Carrier will notify owners of affected APUs and have dealers install a GFCI connector for free. The recall is scheduled to begin sometime in March. For questions, call Carrier customer service at 800-448-1661 with recall number R-964. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 19E-006.
Mack Trucks is recalling nearly 4,000 trucks of various models due to issues with the rearview mirrors, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents.
More specifically, certain model year 2019-20 Mack Anthem, Granite and Pinnacle trucks are affected by the recall. In affected trucks, the passenger-side door down-view mirror may detach from the door, according to NHTSA. If the mirror detaches from the door, the mirror may strike another vehicle or pedestrian, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
The following models are affected by the recall (all model year 2019-2020):
- Anthem (AN).
- Granite (GR).
- Granite (GU).
- Pinnacle (CHU).
- Pinnacle (CXU).
- Pinnacle (PI).
Mack will notify owners of affected trucks and have dealers properly attach the mirror for free. Recalls are scheduled to begin sometime in March. For questions, call Mack customer service at 800-866-1177 with recall number SC0416. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 19V-054.
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 1,000 Volvo VNL trucks over an issue with the clutch assembly. The recall is similar to recalls issued by Paccar and Daimler Trucks North America that affected more than 30,000 trucks.
More specifically, Volvo is recalling 1,220 model year 2018-19 Volvo VNL trucks with automated manual transmissions. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, an internal component in the clutch assembly may fail, possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement.
Volvo has already notified owners of affected trucks. Dealers will update the transmission control module software for free. For questions, call Volvo customer service at 800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1901. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 19V-032.
Earlier this year, Daimler recalled nearly 7,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks for the same issue. Paccar recalled more than 25,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with automated manual transmissions that also had a compromised clutch assembly.