|Vehicle Make / Model:
FREIGHTLINER / 114SD
FREIGHTLINER / BUSINESS CLASS M2
FREIGHTLINER / CASCADIA
FREIGHTLINER / CORONADO
STERLING / 9500
WESTERN STAR / 4700
Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V405000
NHTSA Action Number: PE12018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,663
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star vehicles manufactured from July 7, 2008, through December 15, 2011, and equipped with perpendicular air tank mounting brackets. The air tank mounting brackets may develop cracks which can lead to the air tank brackets separating from the frame rail. The air tanks may also separate from the vehicle.
Air tanks that become separated from a moving vehicle may create a road debris hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before, October 15, 2012. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks North America toll free at 1-800-547-0712.