Hundreds of trucks recalled because the steering wheel could detach

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall of hundreds of trucks for a defect that could increase the risk of a crash. Daimler is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 vehicles, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.

The recall was issued because “the steering wheel on these vehicles may loosen over time and the steering wheel may detach from the steering column.” Not surprisingly, recall documents conclude that “if the steering wheel detaches, there would be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.” Six hundred and twenty two trucks are affected by the recall. The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2018. Daimler will notify truck owners and repair the defect for free. If you have questions about this recall, you can call Daimler customer service at 1-800-547-0712 and reference recall number FL796.

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