More than 3,000 Freightliner trucks recalled for air bag issue
March 18, 2019
•Land Line Staff
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 Freightliner trucks after discovering an issue with air bags, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Last November, DTNA recalled nearly 3,000 trucks over the same issue.
More specifically, more than 3,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks model year 2018-20 equipped with an optional steering wheel air bar are affected by the recall. The driver’s front airbag in affected trucks may deploy unexpectedly. If the driver’s front airbag deploys unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Owners of affected trucks will be notified by DTNA. Dealers will simply remove the air bag as an interim remedy. Recalls are planned to begin March 31. Once a remedy is developed, DTNA will communicate that information to truck owners.
For questions, call DTNA’s customer service at 800-547-0712 with DTNA recall number FL806. NHTSA’s recall number for this defect is 19V-066.
In November, nearly 3,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks were recalled for the same air bag issue. That recall affected certain model year 2017-19 trucks.