Daimler Trucks North America has recalled over 4,000 Freightliners to fix ‘Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts” on brake calipers that increase the possibility of a crash.
The truck manufacturer said that in some newer models of the trucks the brake caliper mounting bolts were not tightened properly during assembly. Loose mounting bolts can reduce braking power and even cause the brakes to fail.
The affected models include 2018-2019 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Cascadia, Columbia, Coronado, and Business Class M2 vehicles.
Only 1 percent of the 4,155 affected trucks are estimated to have the defect according to the official documents. DTNA will begin notifying owners on Oct. 6, and dealers will check and tighten brake caliper mounting bolts for free. Affected truck owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-457-0712 with recall number FL-783. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-525.