Daimler, Paccar issue recalls over odometer, axle issues

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Daimler Trucks North America has recalled approximately 361 2019 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks.Daimler Trucks North America has recalled approximately 361 2019 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks.

Daimler Trucks North America and Paccar each announced recalls recently affecting approximately 450 total trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

Daimler’s recall affects approximately 361 model year 2019 Western Star 4700 and 4900 trucks. In the affected tractors, the odometers are accumulating distance in kilometers, but the odometer display is labeled as being miles. These trucks, therefore, do not comply with Federal Motor Carrier Vehicle Safety Standards for “Control and Displays.”

Daimler says the odometer not registering the correct distance travelled could cause driver confusion, as well as possible incorrect assumptions about driver speed.

DTNA will notify affected truck owners, and dealers will replace the speedometer for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-812. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-171.

Paccar’s recall affects approximately 93 model year 2020 Kenworth T680, T800, T880, W900 and W990 models. The rear axles of these trucks may not contain oil, which could cause the bearings, hub and axle shafts to wear, resulting in separation of a wheel end from the axle.

The company will notify affected owners, and Kenworth dealers will inspect all of the rear axles for the presence of oil. If no oil is present, the wheel ends will be removed and the bearings, hub and axle shaft will be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary.

Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-918-259-3258 with recall number 19KWA. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-176.