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Western Star 4900 Recall

2009 WESTERN STAR 4900
2010 Western Star 4900

Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr's Report Date: JUN 02, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V226000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43

Summary: DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 43 MY 2009-2010 WESTERN STAR 4900 TRUCKS BUILT WITH DD15 ENGINES. A NEW FORWARD CAB CROSSMEMBER DESIGN REDUCED CLEARANCE FOR CAB MOUNTED BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH POWER CABLES ON STANDARD CAB HEIGHT VEHICLES. DURING CAB ARTICULATION THE NEW CROSSMEMBER MAY PINCH POWER CABLES AGAINST THE CAB.

Consequence: CABLES THAT BECOME PINCHED BETWEEN THE CAB AND FORWARD CAB CROSSMEMBER COULD SHORT TO GROUND AND POTENTIALLY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE CABLES AND REINSTALL THEM IN A NEW SAFE LOCATION.

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