Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2010201 - DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA

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Summary

Product
Truck - Med. & H.D. recalled by DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA
Issue
Vehicle - Steering
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2002 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2003 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2004 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2005 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2006 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2007 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2008 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2009 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2010 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2011 | WESTERN STAR | 4900

Issue

On certain twin-steer 4900SA vehicles, the spacer used to connect the aft steer axle idler arm to the frame rail may develop cracks and eventually break under severe steering conditions. This would allow the idler arm to separate from the frame rail, resulting in diminished steering control, which could lead to a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the tubular shaped spacer bracket with a solid spacer block.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Truck - Med. & H.D.
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-71778
Transport Canada ID
2010201