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Freightliner Cascadia Recall, Freightliner Western Star Recall, Driver Seat Frame Falling Apart?

How would you like to be driving down the road and the seat you are riding in somes apart under you?

Do you own one of these potentially deadly defective lemon Freightliner trucks?

FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2012


FREIGHTLINER WESTERN STAR 2012

Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA Mfr's Report Date: MAR 30, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V138000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,747

Summary:
DAIMLER TRUCKS (DTNA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA AND WESTERN STAR 4900 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 22, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 23, 2012. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN NATIONAL SEAT BRAND DRIVER’S SEATS. THESE SEAT BASES MAY HAVE OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION WELDS THAT MAY ALLOW THE SEAT TO BUCKLE UNEXPECTEDLY.

Consequence:
AN UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT COULD AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROL AND VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DTNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL HAVE REPLACEMENT COMPONENTS INSTALLED BY DTNA AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITIES

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