Daimler Issues Second Freightliner Recall for Power Steering Hose Defect

March 26, 2018 by Clarissa Hawes

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 9,480 recreational vehicle chassis because of an incorrectly routed power steering hose could increase the risk of a fire.

The recall has been expanded to include 2011-2017 Freightliner Custom Chassis XBR, XCL, XCM and XCR models manufactured from Jan. 21, 2010 to Dec. 22, 2015. They are equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The truck company issued a recall in October for approximately 1,800 2016-2017 Freightliner RV chassis because of the same power steering hose defect.

“The hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arching and a power steering fluid leak,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

If a defect is found, dealers will reroute the power steering hose “for proper clearance” at no cost. Dealers will begin notifying owners on May 7.

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