Brake issues prompt recalls from Daimler, Trail King, Autocar

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Updated Jun 18, 2019

Recalls from three companies were announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affecting a small number of trucks and trailers.

Daimler Trucks North America issued a recall for approximately 253 model year 2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Western Star 5700 and Freightliner Custom Chassis XC vehicles for an issue with air disk brakes.

DTNA says the brake caliper mounting bolts on the affected trucks may not be tightened sufficiently, which could reduce the effectiveness of the brakes.

Daimler will notify owners of affected trucks, and dealers will inspect and repair them for free. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-816. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-367.

Trail King is recalling approximately 43 model year 2016-2019 custom TKT50 tilt trailers. The company says the air control line to the front anti-lock braking system electronic control unit for the trailer brakes may be missing. If all of the air control lines are not installed, the service brakes may not apply on one or two of the three axles.

Trail King will notify owners and will add a front control line for free. Owners can contact Trail King customer service at 1-800-843-3324 with recall number TK201902. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-361.

Additionally, Autocar is recalling approximately 23 model year 2019-2020 Xpeditor severe duty trucks. Autocar says the rear axle brake may have a delayed release, causing the truck to fall out of compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will re-work the air brake systems for free. Owners can contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611 or 1-877-973-3486 with recall number ACX-1905. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-354.