Daimler Trucks, Western Star unit is recalling 42 platforms of its 2009-2010 Western Star 4900 truck series equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 engines. New forward cab cross-member design reduced clearances for cab-mounted battery disconnect switch power cables on standard cab height vehicles. During cab articulation, the new cross-member may pinch the power cables against the cab.
The government feels the cables that become pinched between the cab and forward cab cross-member could short to ground and potentially overheat resulting in injury to the vehicles occupants.
Dealers will remove subject cables and reinstall them in a new and safer location. Damaged cables will be replaced. Both activities will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before August 7th, 2009.
Daimler Truck’s Recall Campaign NO. FL-551 1-800-547-0712.