kscarbel2 Posted September 28, 2016 Share Posted September 28, 2016 Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) / September 27, 2016 Daimler Trucks has issued two separate recalls that affect approximately 1,160 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. One recall affects 1,007 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured between Sept. 24, 2012, and May 27, 2015, equipped with compressed natural gas engines. The recall pertains to the location of the power distribution module on the trucks. Daimler says the module is mounted near the CNG fuel tank and may be sprayed with water and other contaminants from the road, causing it to short out. If it was to short out, Daimler says there would be an increased risk of fire, especially since it is located near the CNG fuel tanks. The company says it will begin notifying affected truck owners Nov. 7, and will relocate the module free of charge. The other recall affects approximately 156 trucks equipped with Conmet aluminum non-high capacity front axle hubs manufactured between March 15, 2013, and July 29, 2016. Daimler says the following trucks specify a front axle weight limit that could be higher than the hub capacity, causing the hub to fail and the wheel separating from the axle: 2014-2017 Freightliner 108SD 2014-2017 Freightliner 114SD 2014-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2 2014-2017 Freightliner Cascadia 2014-2017 Freightliner Coronado 2014-2017 Western Star 4700 2014-2017 Western star 4800 2014-2017 Western Star 5700 Daimler says it will begin notifying owners of this recall Oct. 27 and will replace the front axle hubs free of charge. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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