FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2017: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : CASCADIA Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2016-05-17 - 2017-04-25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V315000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-07-07 Date Received by ODI: 2017-05-11 Date Added to Database: 2017-05-16
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-738
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 698
Summary:
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks built with NFD tandem rear axles. During the hardening process, the axle assembly output shaft may have been made brittle, possibly resulting in the output shaft fracturing while the vehicle is in use.
Consequence:
      If output shaft fractures while descending a grade, the compression braking will be ineffective. Additionally, large debris may land in the road. Both scenarios increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DTNA will notify the owners, and Detroit Axle dealers will replace the output shaft, free of charge. The recall began on July 7, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-738.
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.