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Over 4,000 Western Star, 2,000 Volvo, 200 Peterbilt trucks recalled


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Matt Cole, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  November 27, 2019

Four recalls announced in November by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Volvo Trucks and Paccar affect more than 6,500 Western Star, Volvo and Peterbilt tractors, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents.

DTNA issued two separate recalls of Western Star trucks. One impacts approximately 2,725 model year 2016-2020 Western Star 4900 and 5700 tractors for an issue that could cause sleeper cab vent windows to detach from the trucks. Improper adhesive on the windows could cause the problem.

Daimler will notify affected truck owners, and dealers will replace the vent windows for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-836. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-792.

The other Daimler recall affects approximately 1,331 model year 2020 Western Star 4700 tractors in which the steering shaft may have been installed improperly. This could cause a loss of connection between the steering wheel and front axle wheels.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trucks, correcting the steering shaft installation if necessary. Owners can contact Daimler customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-835. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-769.

A recall announced by Volvo affects approximately 2,287 model year 2020 Volvo VNL and VNR tractors equipped with Sheppard HD94 gear variants. The steering gear mounting fasteners may not be properly tightened, which could cause the steering gear to loosen.

Volvo Trucks is notifying owners, and dealers will inspect and re-torque the steering gear or replace the steering gear if necessary. Owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1906. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-756.

Finally, a recall from Paccar affects approximately 248 model year 2020 Peterbilt 579 trucks equipped with sleepers. The company says the conspicuity tape may have been installed in the wrong location, affecting the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will install additional conspicuity tape on the back of the sleepers in the correct location. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 19PBE. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-733.

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