Freightliners and Western Star Trucks Recalled
Daimler Trucks North America has recalled 698 freightliners due to faulty axles. They believe that the axle assembly output shaft has a high chance of fracturing, which could lead to an accident on the road. This recall includes the 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 Trucks. These trucks were built with NFD tandem rear axles, manufactured by Detroit (Formerly Detroit Diesel). According to the NHTSA, they believe that during the induction hardening process, the assembly output shaft may become brittle. This increases the chance of a fracture while the vehicle is in use. The recall is expected to begin this month.