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Front axle weight issue prompts recall of certain 2017-18 Western Star 4900 trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America has recalled approximately 38 model year 2017-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks in which the front axle weight could exceed the front spring capacity.

Daimler Trucks is recalling a few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

The recall affects approximately 38 model year 2017-2018 trucks manufactured between Nov. 18, 2016, and July 24, 2017.

The manufacturer says overloaded springs could cause the front axle to separate from the truck, causing a crash.

Daimler will begin notifying owners on Oct. 20 and will replace the axle springs for free. Owners can contact DTNA with questions at 1-800-745-8000 with recall number FL-745. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall number is 17V-521.


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