Trucking news and briefs for Monday, May 31, 2021:
Two recalls affect more than 80,000 Daimler trucks
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 80,000 trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The largest of the recalls affects more than 72,000 trucks, while the other affects nearly 8,500 trucks.
The largest of the recalls affects approximately 75,508 model year 2017-2022 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with halogen headlight assemblies. The halogen headlight bulb may dislodge during replacement and contact other vehicle components, possibly causing them to melt.
Dealers will install a foam grommet, cut a 4-inch access hole into the inner fender, and add a warning label on both fenders, free of charge. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-887. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-357.