Freightliner Cascadia Models Recalled for Unintended Airbag Deployment

December 04, 2018 by Alan Adler, @AlanAdler

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 2,894 Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty tractors from the 2017-2019 model years after two unintended steering wheel airbag deployments.

The incidents, in December 2017 and October 2018, may be due to a damaged steering wheel clockspring, which may occur when certain electrical grounds are improperly assembled.

Daimler Trucks estimates that 1 percent of the recalled trucks may have the issue.

A company spokeswoman was checking to see if any injuries or crashes were related to the issue.

Dealers will modify the wiring leading to the steering wheel clockspring, repair any damage and ensure correct grounding free of charge. Customers will be notified of the recall on Jan. 9, 2019.

The NHTSA recall is 18V-787.

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