Risk of Hub Failure Prompts Daimler to Recall Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

the axle capacity may exceed the hub capacity

Risk of Hub Failure Prompts Daimler to Recall Freightliner, Western Star Trucks
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September 22, 2016

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling more than 150 model year 2014-2017 Freightliner M2 Business Class, 108 SD, 114 SD, Cascadia, Coronado, and Western Star 4700, 4800, and 5700 XE trucks equipped with Conmet aluminum non-high capacity hubs.

These vehicles specify a front axle weight limit that may be greater than that of the hub capacity. As a result, the hub may fail and the wheel may separate from the axle.

If a wheel separates from the axle, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2016.

DTNA will notify owners of the recalled trucks, and dealers will replace the front axle hubs, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact DTNA customer service at (800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-718.