Clutch issue prompts recall of nearly 7,000 Freightliners and Western Stars
February 11, 2019
•Land Line Staff
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling nearly 7,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks over a clutch assembly issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
More specifically, 6,795 various models of Freightliner and Western Star trucks model year 2018-19 with Eaton ECA clutches are affected by the recall. According to NHTSA, an internal component in the clutch assembly may fail, possibly resulting in unintended vehicle movement. Unintended vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash.
Affected Daimler models include (all model year 2018-19):
- Freightliner 108SD.
- Freightliner 114SD.
- Freightliner 122SD.
- Freightliner Business Class M2.
- Freightliner Cascadia.
- Western Star 4700.
- Western Star 4900.
- Western Star 5700.
Daimler will notify owners and have dealers update the software and repair any physical components. Recalls are scheduled to begin on Feb. 16. For questions, call DTNA customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL-803. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 18V-903.