International and Freightliner issue truck recalls over separate issues

June 4, 2018

Land Line Staff

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More than 18,000 International trucks are being recalled over an issue with the seat belt assembly. In a separate recall, Freightliner is recalling more than 1,000 Cascadia trucks because of loose air bag fasteners.

International’s recall affects a variety of model year 2018 and 2019 vehicles. In affected vehicles, the front driver and passenger seawwt belt anchor D-ring bolt may break in the event of a crash, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall document.

Vehicles affected by the recall:

  • Durastar 2018, 2019
  • HV 2019
  • Lonestar 2018, 2019
  • LT 2018-2019
  • MV 2019
  • Prostar 2018, 2019
  • RH 2018, 2019
  • Transtar 2018
  • Workstar 2018, 2019
  • IC Bus HC 2018, 2019

According to NHTSA’s recall acknowledgment, Navistar has notified owners. Dealers will replace the D-ring bolt if needed for free. For questions, call Navistar customer service at 800-448-7825 with recall number 18505. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-293. The recall is already underway.

Freightliner’s recall affects certain 2018-2019 Cascadia trucks. NHTSA’s recall document reveals the fasteners that secure the driver’s air bag module within the steering wheel may not have been installed to specification, possibly affecting the front air bag deployment in the event of a crash.

Daimler Trucks North America will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the air bag fasteners and tighten them to specifications for free. Questions can be directed to DTNA’s customer service at 800-547-0712 with recall number FL-771. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-300. Recalls are scheduled to begin on July 6.

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