Daimler Trucks N.A. is recalling more than 9,000 of its Freightliner M2 medium-duty truks for a steering defect.
 - Photo courtesy of Freightliner.

Daimler Trucks N.A. is recalling more than 9,000 of its Freightliner M2 medium-duty truks for a steering defect.

Photo courtesy of Freightliner.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling as many as 9,093 Freightliner Business Class M2 medium-duty trucks from the 2018 and 2019 model years for an incorrectly installed steering shaft assembly, according to federal records.

The steering shaft assembly on the trucks may have been installed incorrectly, which can cause a loss of connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels. This increases the likelyhood of a crash.

The Business Class line includes the M2 106, M2 112, and eM2 trucks and is available as a class 5-8 chassis cab truck. The M2 was the successor to the FL-Series trucks introduced in the 1990s.

DTNA has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the steering assembly installation, repairing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began Aug. 9. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-781.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Safercar.gov.

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