National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Daimler recalls more than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks for brake light issue

Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

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Recalls issued for Freightliner and Western Star tractors, Wabash trailers

DTNA is recalling some 2016 Western Star 4900 and 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. Wabash National is recalling approximately 314 model year 2018 van trailers equipped with certain Meritor suspensions.

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Recall issued for 2.5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold in trucks

According to the CPSC recall notice, nearly 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers are included in the recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 2.5 million of those were sold with trucks and RVs.

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Great Dane, Trail King recalling certain trailers with Meritor axles, suspensions

Great Dane is recalling approximately 90 of its model year 2018 Everest reefer trailers using Meritor axles and suspensions, while Trail King has recalled just two of its Fifth-Wheel Live Bottom belt trailers.

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Small number of 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadias recalled

The company says some model year 2017-2018 Cascadias may have an upper steering pinch bolt that isn’t properly tightened, which could result in the mechanical disconnection of the steering wheel and the front wheels.

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Steer axle recall expands to include nearly 19,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth, International trucks

The recall issued by Paccar includes approximately 17,737 model year 2016 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks in most models, along with approximately 1,175 model year 2016 International tractors in most models.

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Daimler recalls more than 2,500 trucks for tow hook, fuel pump issues

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 2,500 trucks, ranging from severe duty to Class 8, for improperly manufactured tow hooks and a fuel pump issue in certain engines.

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Daimler recalls nearly 700 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America says approximately 698 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks equipped with NFD rear tandem axles are included in the recall.

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Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

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How American cars got air bags

The long and circuitous process toward the final codification of a regulation.

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