The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced a recall on select Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, and Business Class M2 vehicles. The steering shaft assembly of the affected vehicles may have been installed incorrectly, potentially leading to a loss of control.
The full recall notice appears below:
Incorrectly Installed Steering Shaft Assembly
A loss of connection between the steering wheel and front wheels can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V646000
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 19,754
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, and Business Class M2 vehicles. The steering shaft assembly may have been installed incorrectly, which can cause a loss of connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the steering shaft assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-791.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.