Transport Canada Recall - 2011172 - DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA
Please see corrective actions section below
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
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.
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.