The Western Star 4700 set-back, all-wheel drive 6x6 and 4x4 trucks can be spec’ed with an 18,000-pound front drive axle. - Photo: Western Star 

The Western Star 4700 set-back, all-wheel drive 6x6 and 4x4 trucks can be spec’ed with an 18,000-pound front drive axle.

Photo: Western Star 

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020 Western Star 4700 vehicles. The steering shaft may have been improperly installed, potentially causing a loss of connection between the steering wheel and front axle wheels.This loss of connection would result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

There are potentially 1,331 units affected. 

DTNA will notify owners and dealers will inspect the vehicles, correcting the steering shaft installation, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712.

DTNA's number for this recall is FL-835. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 23, 2019.

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