Numerous recalls announced across major OEMs

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a number of recalls affecting heavy-duty trucks across several OEMs for a variety of issues.

The recalls are as follows:

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling approximately 285 Western Star, Freightliner and Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) trucks for an issue related to the wheel hub fasteners. Affected trucks include model year 2025 Western Star 47X, 49X and 57X; Freightliner 108SD, 114SD and Business Class M2; FCCC MC, MT45, MT45G, MT55, S2C 106, S2RV 106, XBS, XCM, XCP, XCR, XCS; and Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 transit buses, cabs, and chassis.

In the affected units, the wheel hub fasteners may loosen and cause the wheel to detach, which can result in a loss of vehicle control.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 30. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000 with recall number F1002. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-393.

In a separate recall, Daimler is also recalling approximately 540 trucks for an issue related to the front axle tie rod. Affected units include model year 2025 Freightliner Cascadia, 108SD, 114SD and Business Class M2; Western Star 47X and 49X; and Freightliner Custom Chassis S2RV 106, and S2C 106 transit buses, cabs, and chassis.

The recall states that the front axle tie rod ball joint studs may crack and break, which can result in tie rod separation. Tie rod separation can cause a sudden loss of steering control and increase the risk of a crash.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 3. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000 with recall number D24R6. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-402.

[Related: New recalls from Freightliner, Mack]

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks each issued a recall of certain model year 2025 trucks due to an issue with the drag link in the steering system.

Volvo’s recall includes approximately 488 VN, VNR Electric and VHD trucks. Mack’s recall includes approximately 790 Granite, Anthem and TE models.

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In the affected units, the drag link may contain an improperly heat-treated ball stud that can fail, resulting in a sudden loss of steering control.

Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will inspect and replace the drag links, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 2.  Mack owners can contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177 with recall number SC0465. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-398. Volvo owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX2402. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-396.

A separate Volvo Trucks recall affects approximately 424 model year 2025 VN and VHD trucks in which the steering gear may have an improperly seated plug in the valve housing, which can result in a sudden loss of steering control.

Dealers will inspect the plug and replace the steering gear as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 2. Owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX2403. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-397.

[Related: Daimler recalling 29,000 trucks for steer axle issue that could damage tires]

Yet another Mack Trucks recall also affects the steering system. Approximately 24 model year 2024 Mack MD Electric trucks are being recalled because the battery management system software may cause the high-voltage battery to shut down, which can result in a sudden loss of steering control and drive power.

Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will update the battery management system software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 2. Owners can contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177 with recall number SC0464. NHTSA’s recall number is 24V-399.

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