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Daimler recalls 2,500 Western Star trucks over sleeper door issue


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Matt Cole, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  November 1, 2019

Two recalls announced recently by Daimler Trucks North America affect more than 2,500 Western Star trucks for a potential sleeper door issue and approximately 12 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for a potential anti-lock brake light issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The larger of the two recalls affects approximately 2,546 model year 2017-2020 Western Star 4900 and 5700 trucks. DTNA says the adhesive bond may fail on the sleeper side door, allowing it to separate from the hinges.

Daimler says it is still working on a fix for this issue. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-834. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-722.

The other recall affecting approximately 12 model year 2018-2020 Freightliner Cascadia trucks stems from an issue in which the ABS Electronic Control Unit may not detect an incorrectly functioning solenoid valve during certain low-voltage start conditions, causing the ABS/ESC malfunction indicator light not to illuminate.

Without an alert, DTNA says the driver may not be aware of an active ABS/ESC malfunction and continue operating the truck with a problem.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ABS/ESC module for free. Owners can contact Daimler customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-830. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-711.

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