Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2011172 - DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA

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Summary

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

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2011 | FREIGHTLINER | ARGOSY, 2011 | FREIGHTLINER | BUSINESS CLASS M2, 2011 | FREIGHTLINER | CASCADIA, 2011 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2011 | WESTERN STAR | 6900, 2012 | FREIGHTLINER | ARGOSY, 2012 | FREIGHTLINER | BUSINESS CLASS M2, 2012 | FREIGHTLINER | CASCADIA, 2012 | WESTERN STAR | 4900, 2012 | WESTERN STAR | 6900

Issue

On certain trucks, the driveshaft may not have been welded correctly during the manufacturing process. This could allow the driveshaft to fracture along the length of the tube seam weld when torque is applied. The fractured tube can twist or sever, which could result in additional damage to the driveline, the vehicle to which it is attached, and any additional nearby components. Should the brake air lines become damaged, it could allow spring brake application, causing immediate brake lock-up. If this occurs while the vehicle is in motion, it could result in a crash. Also, failure of the driveshaft would result in lost vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Either condition could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the driveshaft assembly.

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-71349
Transport Canada ID
2011172