Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. (DTNA) is recalling approximately 479 model-year 2021-2022 Western Star 49X vehicles. The steering shaft may not have been properly installed, causing it to separate from the steering gear.
Dealers will inspect the steering shaft and repair it, as necessary, free of charge. Owners are advised to not drive their vehicles until the inspection has been performed. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 3, 2022. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is 905.
DTNA is also recalling approximately 7,128 model-year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. The affected trucks have a power stud that passes through the bulkhead. In certain circumstances, the power stud may contact the bulkhead and result in an electrical arc.
Dealers will replace the pass-through power studs, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 9, 2022. This recall supersedes previous recall number 18V-191. Vehicles previously inspected and considered complete under 18V-191 will need to return for the new remedy. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-907.