FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2012: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-07-01 - 2015-01-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V503000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-03-22 Date Received by ODI: 2018-07-31 Date Added to Database: 2018-08-07
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL782
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1256
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America, LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2012-2015 Freightliner Cascadia, Coronado, Business Class M2, 114SD, and Western Star 4900 trucks. In certain front axle, brake lining, and brake spider combinations, braking may cause high vibrations, resulting in early failure of the tie-rod tube.
Consequence:
      A tie-rod failure would cause a disconnect between the front wheels, resulting in a loss of steering ability, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake linings, brake spider, and tie-rod, free of charge. The recall began March 22, 2019. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL782.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.